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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 there is no cigar with what's at stake come December 28th in Vegas.
Weidman has become an overnight superstar since KO'ing Silva this past weekend at UFC 162. He caught Silva with a left hook after chasing the former middleweight champion while he attempted to clown Weidman in an attempt to get him to "play his game". Many MMA pundits believe that it was nothing more than Silva's tomfoolery that spelled the end to his record breaking title run. Some will tell you that Weidman will beat Silva again and then go on to beat all of his records.
During the fight announcement a video played of Silva announcing his thoughts on this upcoming rematch with Weidman. The former champion had a simple message for his fans. "I back, trust me, I back," Silva said staring straight into the camera with a smile and a wink, sporting his Nike Anderson knows shirt. This is the rematch that had to happen folks, and with Anderson on board - prepare for the most motivated "Spider" in years. He has a reason to be hungry again. Will the rediscovering of that hunger be enough to stop the "All-American" now that he's had a taste of the good life? Only time will tell.
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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.
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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.
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...
Anderson Silva assures fans that he will be ready for Weidman vs. Silva II at UFC 168 on December 28. Gonna be a huge rematch and I’m taking Silva by destruction.
Anderson Silva UFC 162 Video Blog
New UFC Champ Back To Reality With Mininvan And Kids
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.
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:
(via Getty Image)Surprise, surprise.“Ever since the fight got over, I don’t know if there’s ever been any more hype, ever, in UFC history after a fight,” White said on “SportsCenter.” “Everybody has been wondering if there will be a rematch. I’ve been working on it since Thursday.“Dec. 28 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, Anderson Silva will fight Chris Weidman in...
Anderson Silva will get a rematch with Chris Weidman
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seven-year reign of the division with a knockout a week ago
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Las Vegas on Dec. 28, the UFC announced on Saturday.
Dana White announced today that Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman will have a rematch at the Mandalay Bay on December 28th. Rousey and Tate will remain on the card and will be the co-main event. Awesome card so far and I cannot wait for this fight.
Anderson Silva UFC 162 Video Blog
Chris Weidman Goes On Sportscenter
Jump to the 4:50 mark. Anderson Silva gets emotional and cries about losing the UFC Middleweight Champion to Chris Weidman. Hold on, let me rephrase that: “Silva gets emotional about pretending to be knocked out and trying to Matrix dodge punches when he should’ve just tried hard and put at least 20% effort into fighting.” Anyway, this proves once and for all that Silva...
Chris Weidman’s victory lap media tour is over and it is back to reality for him as a husband and father. He is seen here in his minivan driving around his young children. That’s one soccer mom you don’t want to mess with.
Chris Weidman flies back to Long Island from CT
Anderson Silva wants a rematch