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Despite intense speculation that the greatest pound for pound mixed martial artist in the world would be leaving his division for a super fight later this year, it appears he will look to make it 11 consecutive successful title defenses in a row instead.
Newsday broke the news earlier today that the longest reigning champion in UFC history will be defending his strap on July 6th against undefeated Long Island sensation Chris Weidman. Las Vegas, Nevada will be the setting for a title fight that will pit Silva, a man who holds a 16-0 UFC record, against the 9-0 Weidman, a fighter who has been widely regarded as the next big thing.
When Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman battle for the UFC middleweight championship of the world it'll be just around one year's time since either man has competed in the 185 pound division. The last time we saw Silva defend his title he was capitalizing on one of the strangest looking spinning back fist attempts in the history of the sport. West Linn, Oregon superstar Chael Sonnen became the 20th victim of Silva's to succumb to the T(KO) finish in their highly anticipated rematch of a UFC 117 title fight that nearly crowned a new champion in Sonnen.
Just four days later on Fuel TV, Hofstra wrestling standout Chris Weidman delivered a message to everyone in the UFC middleweight division, up to and including Anderson Silva. Weidman's opponent, Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz, would be next in line for Silva with a victory in San Jose - just one hour away from where he grew up and became a 2-time State Wrestling Champion in Vallejo. Unfortunately for Munoz, "The All American" Weidman had other plans. A nasty right elbow to the face of Munoz in the second round followed by enough unanswered punches to knockout, wake up, and knockout Munoz again, sent the MMA community asking themselves an all too familiar question - "Could this be the chosen one? Could this be the man to finally dethrone the king?" On July 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada that year old question will be answered.
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Is this the best knockout or the worst knockout ever? Personally, I felt like it was the crappiest knockout ever, but round one, eight seconds is pretty legit. The other Anderson Silva is currently fighting in the European kickboxing circuit and he appears to be making a name for himself thanks to this devastating roundhouse kick to the head that knocked out Freddy Kemayo in the...
It looks like Chris Weidman will get his shot at middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva after all. UFC officials have announced that Anderson Silva will defend the UFC middleweight championship against Chris Weidman at the newly announced UFC 162. UFC 162 takes place July 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Silva vs. Weidman bout will be the [...]
Silva v. Weidman hasn’t been a secret in the MMA world by any means but UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed today that the bout will take place at UFC 162.
UFC 162 is scheduled for July 6th in Las Vegas. Silva has been the center of some of the hottest UFC news as of late due to his new contract and Dana White’s confirmation of future fights against GSP and Jon Jones. Silva should...
Anderson Silva (pictured) has finally agreed to grant Chris Weidman a crack at his middleweight crown. On Wednesday, Newsday.com confirmed with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta that the 185-pounders will headline UFC 162.
The July 6 event takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Either Mandalay Bay Events Center or the larger MGM Grand Garden Arena will host the gig.
Weidman has been publicly campaigning...
After months of wondering it seems like Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman will finally square off on July 6th at UFC 162. Anderson was reluctant to take this fight since Weidman lacked the name recognition of a GSP or Jon Jones, however ‘The All American’ has proven himself to be the number one contender in the middleweight division and deserves this shot. Chris has a good...
Photo Credit: tapnapsnap.com So the fight everyone has been clamoring for has become a reality. MMA legend Anderson Silva will face Chris Weidman on 4th of July weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Well when I say everyone, I mean everyone but me. This fight just makes no sense to me. You pit the brightest up and coming star in the middleweight division against the champion of...
After months of calling Anderson out, pleading to Dana White for the match and certain fans’ outcries, there can be no more talk of Anderson Silva “ducking” Chris Weidman. After an oddly quiet month from Weidman after almost obnoxiously calling out Anderson on a week-to-week basis, somehow both sides have come to an agreement, and the middleweight number one contender will...
Munoz has a unique perspective on this fight since he has coached and trained with Anderson and competed against Weidman. Hard to bet against the GOAT when he has proven himself time and time again. Thanks to Rick Lee for the video.
Anderson Silva agrees to face Chris Weidman at UFC 162
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Middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva finally has a new fight. Top middleweight prospect Chris Weidman will challenge Silva for the middleweight title at UFC 162 in July. The UFC revealed the news Wednesday evening on UFC.com.
The undefeated Weidman has been lobbying for this match-up for the last six months. After viciously knocking out Mark Munoz, the middleweight contender was...
What do Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (pictured) and Thiago Silva have in common? Yes, they are both Brazilian. Correct, they compete at light heavyweight. Of course, who could forget they’re both coming off drug suspensions?
What I was trying to get at is the 205-pounders will be in the Octagon at the exact same time at UFC 162.
The organization announced the shootout Wednesday...
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Nick Diaz thinks Georges St. Pierre is crazy. Why not fight Anderson Silva when you've had every opportunity. This is what Diaz believes separates him from Georges. Nick has been doing this since he was a kid, and he's calling out the top guys. How did Georges become a top guy though? Well, he must've beat the top guys, right? St. Pierre has faced every...
Among the many things welterweight top contender Nick Diaz (pictured) revealed during Thursday’s heated UFC 158 conference call was that he would jump to lightweight and middleweight to fight the respective division’s champion.
Diaz wouldn’t division hop just for the fun of it, Mr. 209 believes he would beat 155-pound champ Benson Henderson and 185-pound king Anderson Silva...
Nick Diaz calls Georges St-Pierre “Crazy” for not accepting the fight against Anderson Silva. I kind of agree with Nick, WAR DIAZ.
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This might be one of the best UFC memes ever. My ass would look like a pin cushion as well if I had to fight Anderson Silva.
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