Found April 30, 2013 on
Hot off the press (or in this case, Twitter)! The official event poster for “UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman” has just hit the Internet.
There’s really nothing too special about the billboard, but Chris Weidman probably won’t appreciate that it’s made in Anderson Silva’s trademark bumblebee colorway.
Silva puts his middleweight crown on the line July 6 against arguably the biggest threat to his reign in Weidman.
A co-main event hasn’t been officially confirmed for the lineup, but it appears the scrap will not make it onto the ad anyways.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Edson Barboza vs. John Makdessi
Shane Del Rosario vs. Dave Herman
Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon
Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig
Edson Barboza vs. John Makdessi
Mike Pierce vs. David Mitchell
Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver
Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
Mark Munoz vs. Tim Boetsch
Ricardo Lamas vs. “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung
Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva (UFC middleweight champion)
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Anderson Silva tweeted out this picture yesterday “Super training with my brother Sammy even though his sport and others.” I’m not sure what’s going on here, but I wouldn’t wanna step inside that octagon.
Chris Weidman Q & A
Silva vs Weidman poster
NEXT MAN UP
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“No,” replied the 25-year-old New Yorker....
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GSP does book signing at Barnes & Noble
Georges St. Pierre on the Joe Rogan Experience
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Jones says Anderson Silva is still P4P best