Found July 13, 2013 on
Well, that didn’t take too long. Exactly one week after former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) lost his crown to Chris Weidman, then proceeded to claim he wasn’t interested in a rematch with the man who abruptly snapped his seven-year reign, UFC president Dana White announced Saturday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that Silva has in fact agreed to a sequel. Although Weidman entered UFC 162 as a 2-to-1 underdog, many MMA experts predicted he would dethrone the UFC’s most decorated champion. After Weidman scored an early takedown, Silva got to his feet and began to feel really comfortable inside the Octagon. In fact, he was far too comfortable. Silva started to clown Weidman by keeping his hands down and daring “The All-American” to punch him in the face. Seventy eight seconds into the second round and Silva found himself unconscious in the canvas. Silva had rattled off 17 straight victories prior to last weekend’s upset special. “The Spider” had owned a UFC record 10 successful title defenses before running into Weidman’s left hand. Weidman stakes claim to an unblemished 10-0 professional record. Following the biggest win of his career, nobody wanted to arrange a rematch more than Weidman in order to prove his victory was not a fluke. The Gambling Gods have pegged Silva as an early -185 odds-on favorite to reclaim his throne. Weidman is currently a +155 underdog.  “I back, trust me. I back,” Silva stated on SportsCenter. Now that Part II will come to fruition, Silva will participate in the most anticipated rematch in MMA history for the second time in three fights. He steamrolled Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 to solidify his spot atop the 185-pound totem pole prior to meeting Weidman. UFC bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate were originally slated to co-headline UFC 168. They archenemies will now serve as the co-featured attraction.

Was Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman a fix? Team Reign reacts.

It all started with the strangest of interviews. One in which Anderson Silva said that the best outcome would be for Weidman to walk away champion. This was days before the fight, and even then Anderson was saying he didn’t want a rematch. Talk about not having confidence in yourself? That was weird enough, and I personally think Anderson was jsut playing and got caught, but that...

Silva has emotional reaction to losing title

Alright, can we put this ‘Anderson Silva (pictured) clearly took a dive against Chris Weidman at UFC 162‘ nonsense to bed? Silva has just released a behind-the-scenes video showcasing some intimate moments he shared with his teammates, friends, admires, Usher and Roy Jones Jr. moments after getting upset by Weidman this past Saturday. The footage gets really emotional when ...

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman II is official for December 28th in Las Vegas!

Wow! Well, then again, this was the most expected rematch ever in the world of MMA, so yeah. But hey, it’s here, and we will be seeing the rematch within 6 months, which to me, means Chris Weidman and Anderson SIlva will be clogging the newswires for almost a year straight — and I’m fine with that. Dana White made a special announcement today, revealing the news: “I completely...

Emotional Anderson Silva UFC 162 Video Blog

It was easy to watch Anderson Silva at UFC 162 and criticize his arrogance but there is a side of him UFC fans have never seen until now. Silva posted a dramatic video blog on his YouTube channel which shows The Spider humbled and devastated after his KO loss at the hands of Chris Weidman.

Silva vs. Weidman rematch set

Less than a week after Chris Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva, UFC president Dana White has already announced a date for a rematch between the fighters.

Weidman-Silva II to headline UFC 168

Anderson Silva will get a rematch with Chris Weidman — who ended Silva’s nearly seven-year reign of the division with a knockout a week ago — at UFC 168 inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 28, the UFC announced on Saturday.

Anderson Silva Video Blog from UFC 162 including emotional reaction following loss

Breaking: Weidman vs. Silva II headed to Vegas; Rousey vs. Tate II to co-main December 28th card

At 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday July 13th UFC President Dana White announced live on ESPN that Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva have both signed a contract to fight inside of the MGM Grand on December 28th. This bout will headline UFC 168 with Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate II being bumped to co-main event status. Biggest card in UFC history? UFC 100 and 129 may come close, but on paper...
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