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Thread: Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman CONFIRMED for UFC 162 Main Event.

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    Default Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman CONFIRMED for UFC 162 Main Event.

    As expected, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) will meet top contender Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) on Independence Day weekend at UFC 162.

    MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps) previously passed along news of the targeted bout, and Newsday.com today confirmed it as official with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta.

    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 long campaigned for the fight, and though officials initially appeared they'd go another direction, UFC President White ultimately relented this past month and said he'd likely be next for the champion.

    Weidman's title hopes recently got a boost when fellow contender Michael Bisping suffered a loss to Vitor Belfort, which cost the Brit a promised a title shot. But Weidman, a former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler, has put together a worthy body of work, including a perfect 9-0 record and wins over UFC notables such as Mark Munoz and Demian Maia.

    He'd face what is clearly his biggest test yet in Silva, who's emerged as arguably the greatest fighter in MMA history with 17 consecutive wins, 16 straight UFC victories and 10 successful title defenses. Most recently, he followed a title win over Chael Sonnen with a non-title victory over Stephan Bonnar in a 205-pound non-title fight in this past October's UFC 153 headliner.

    Additional UFC 162 bouts and ticket information are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
    Finally set in stone, now can the AS haters get off the "ducking" train.

    I can already hear it now; "But he didnt fight him before he got hurt so he still ducked him"

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    Still don't believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonesKnows View Post
    I can already hear it now; "But he didnt fight him before he got hurt so he still ducked him"
    Your grasping at straws.

    Good to see Anderson back in the octogon defending that MW strap.

    I think Weidman lands a take down or two but Anderson still puts a whoopin' on his ass.
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    Your grasping at straws.
    Am I? Because that same argument was made on several different occasions in the lead up to this fight being made official

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    First to call a Weidman victory. The undefeated American getting a title shot on Independence Day weekend? It's like a bad movie script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPeezy View Post
    First to call a Weidman victory. The undefeated American getting a title shot on Independence Day weekend? It's like a bad movie script.
    Yeah, like Rocky I where Rocky loses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPeezy View Post
    First to call a Weidman victory. The undefeated American getting a title shot on Independence Day weekend? It's like a bad movie script.
    Or a bad episode of WWF:

    Last edited by Cat--Smasher; 03-06-2013 at 08:45 PM.
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    I don't think Weidman is an elite fighter but I think he's deserving of the #1 contender spot. I'm glad the fight has finally been set up. I think Anderson wins.

    Brown Pride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Still don't believe it.
    Me either.
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    When Weidman came out and said "Who has anderson beat?" claiming that AS basically only beats cans i lost all respect for him.

    When you are 9-0 you cannot chirp a guy that has more successful title defenses inside the UFC than you do total wins in your career.

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