The internet is abuzz over kiss-gate at yesterday’s UFC 162 weigh ins. Was it intentional game planning on the part of Silva? Was it accidental? The world may never know, but whatever the case may be it was a great reminder that, at the end of the day, MMA is a sport that requires us all to be comfortable with the concept of two sweaty dudes rolling around on the floor with their legs wrapped around each other for long periods of time.
Fresh off a first round beatdown of super heavyweight punching bag Bob Sapp in May, Alexander Emelianenko returned to action on July 4 with his own brand of fisticuff fireworks. Alex took on Brazilian striker Jose Rodrigo “Dragao” Guelke (15-10) at “ProFC 49: Resurrection” in Khimiki, Russia and used his trademark boxing to stop Guelke about midway through the opening round.
It’s the biggest UFC event of the year and the UFC 162 main card is stacked full of talent from Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman in the headliner to Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson in the PPV opener. It’s a middleweight showcase as Tim Boetsch faces Mark Munoz and Tim Kennedy faces Roger Gracie. Also, Frankie Edgar fights his first non-title bout since 2009 in a featherweight tilt versus Charles Oliveira. The ProMMAnow.com staff weighs in with their thoughts and predictions on each bout.
Today’s official UFC 162: SILVA VS. WEIDMAN fighter weigh-ins kick off at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT – local time) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide real-time text-only results here, or you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings, as well as on-demand replay here: UFC 162 weigh-ins.
Fighter weigh-ins for UFC 162: SILVA VS. WEIDMAN take place today at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. A LIVE stream of the proceedings will air on ProMMAnow.com and the on-demand video replay will be available immediately following. We will also provide live text-only results on our homepage.
The UFC 162 PPV event is set to take place on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’ll be headlined by the middleweight title fight between champion Anderson Silva and undefeated challenger Chris Weidman. Read on to see why Silva will retain his middleweight title by defeating Weidman at UFC 162.