The UFC middleweight championship is on the line at UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada as champ Anderson Silva squares off against number one contender Chris Weidman.
The main event match-up has been anticipated for quite some time and will now come to fruition.
Weidman (9-0) is undefeated in his young mixed martial arts career, but has been on many fighters and fans radars for quite some time. He earned the number one contender status after a dominating performance against Mark Munoz at UFC on FUEL TV 4 this past July. It will be almost one year since the 29-year old has set foot inside the Octagon as he suffered an injury this past December.
Silva (33-4) has long been considered the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Although he is 38-years old, he hasn’t shown the wear and tear of age being a factor at all. The Brazilian champ is currently riding a seventeen fight winning streak, with sixteen of those inside the Octagon.
“The Spider” holds a number of records in the UFC including most knockout of the night awards (7), most consecutive title defenses (10), most finishes (14) and most knockdowns landed (17) to name a few. So many would think that the MMA community would be picking Silva without a doubt to win this fight against Weidman. Many of you may be surprised to see what they had to say.
— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer Umm is that even an actual question? Silva by ko
— kajan johnson (@IamRagin) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer hmm never gone against silva so ill stick with him via something from the matrix
— Gurdarshan Mangat (@saintlion) June 25, 2013
— John Alessio (@johnalessio79) June 25, 2013
— Cung Le (@CungLe185) June 25, 2013
— Tim Sylvia (@timsylviamma) June 25, 2013
— Abel Trujillo (@AbelTrujillo1) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer hard to bet against Silva, but interested to see what Weidman brings to the table.
— Rosi Sexton (@RosiSexton) June 25, 2013
— Ryan Ford (@RyanFordMMA) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer I think Anderson I think Chris is still alittle green for a title shot but I've been wrong before
— matthew riddle (@riddletuf7) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer I dunno. hope they are both healthy. I, like you, will be in for one exciting main event
— Brian Ebersole (@TwasEbersole) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer How can you doubt Anderson? I'm not convinced on a How? Yet!
— Bigslow (@LukeBarnatt) June 25, 2013
— Andreas Spang (@AndreasSpang) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer silva by KO 🙂
— Frank Shamrock (@frankshamrock) June 25, 2013
— Aaron Simpson (@aaronsimpson) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer dude Anderson is like totally my fav fighter but I'm nervous.
— Justin Buchholz (@jbmma155) June 25, 2013
— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer silva. Hard to beat against him
— Ulysses Gomez (@uselessgomez) June 25, 2013
— Jessica Penne (@JessicaPenne) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer silva KO
— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer ill take Chris by sub or dec
— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer Silva is tough to beat but I'm taking Weidman. I think he's mentally prepared to win the title.
— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) June 25, 2013
@MMASuckaJer hard to bet against Silva but Weidman is a top notch opponent and really gonna test him
— Patrick Healy (@BamBamHealy) June 24, 2013
@MMASuckaJer Weidman all the way!!!! The new Champ!!!
— Phillipe Nover (@PhillipeNover) June 24, 2013
Picking Silva: 14
Picking Weidman: 6
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