Anderson “The Spider” Silva will look to defend his UFC Middleweight Championship tonight at UFC 162 against Chris Weidman.
Weidman has a career record of 9-0 in MMA fights, and Silva has defended his UFC Middleweight Championship on 10 separate occasions.
Can Weidman become to first fighter to beat Silva in the UFC tonight, or will Silva defend his title for the 11th time?
Weidman is one of the biggest middleweights the UFC has to offer, but then again, so is Silva. In his previous fights, Weidman has used his size advantage to just bully his opponents into fighting his type of fight.
Let’s look at the standup game first though. Silva has the best standup game in the history of the UFC in my opinion. He can throw punches, elbows, kicks, and knees with deadly accuracy and knockout power. Weidman is a powerful puncher, but his standup game isn’t in the same ballpark as Silva’s. Weidman does have 3 knockouts on his resume, but the overall arsenal of strikes just isn’t there yet. The...