As much as Anderson Silva didn’t think or want to fight Chris Weidman, we all know Dana White loves fighters who come to fight. Chris Weidman not only deserves his shot at the champion, but will get it at UFC 162.
As we all expected, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (16-0 UFC) will meet number one contender Chris Weidman (5-0 UFC) on Independence Day weekend at UFC 162. The event takes place July 6 in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Weidman has been looking for this fight for sometime, and believes he is the one that will dethrone the walking myth that is Anderson Silva. I personally believe between Weidman getting hurt and backing out of his fight in December, and with Bisping losing to Belfort so convincingly, is what set up Weidman receiving his title shot. Sometimes everything works out.
~ Final Thoughts ~
Will Weidman be the one to take out Silva? All I know is I’ll be watching, that’s for sure. Silva is without doubt one of, if not the greatest fighter in MMA history with 17 consecutive wins, 16 straight UFC victories, and 10 successful title defenses.
Weidman is an all-American wrestler with dangerous striking, and an all around impressive game. This has all the potential to be a great war. Hopefully the injury bug stays away from this fight.