In UFC 148, Silva (33-4) defended his title for a record tenth consecutive fight beating Chael Sonnen with a TKO in the second round. The Sau Paulo native is widely regarded as the best MMA fighter in the UFC and one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all time, specializing in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Weidman, the #2 middleweight in the world according to Sherdog, had a decorated collegiate wrestling career in which he was named a two-time NCAA Division 1 All-American and finished third in the NCAA tournament his senior year. He established himself as Silva’s new rival for the middleweight title after defeating Mark Muñoz in UFC on Fuel TV with a second round KO that also earned Knockout of the Night honors.
Silva looks to make it eleven straight title defenses as Weidman tries to maintain his undefeated record next weekend in UFC 162. Facebook is covering the first two prelim fights at 4:05 p.m. Four-fight FX prelims begin at 5 p.m., with the main card events switching over Pay-Per-View (PPV) at 7 p.m.
In addition to the feature fight, former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar faces Charles Oliveira, and current U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Tim Kennedy faces Roger Gracie in their respective featherweight and middleweight bouts on the main card line-up:
- MAIN CARD (PPV)
UFC Middleweight Championship
Anderson Silva (c) vs. Chris Weidman
Featherweight: Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
Middleweight: Tim Kennedy vs. Roger Gracie
Middleweight: Mark Muñoz vs. Tim Boetsch
Featherweight: cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver
- PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)
Middleweight: Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig
Lightweight: Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Heavyweight: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Dave Herman
Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Rafaello Oliveira
- PRELIMINARY CARD (FACEBOOK)
Welterweight: Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon
Welterweight: Mike Pierce vs. David Mitchell
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