The current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was given little chance of knocking out Anderson Silva in their initial matchup at UFC 162 this past July. However, that’s exactly what happened as Silva toyed and taunted Weidman with gestures while the two exchanged strikes. It’s a common trait of Silva and one that he had perfected to lull opponents to sleep before actually putting them to sleep with strikes of his own. However, the plan finally backfired on him as Weidman connencted with a huge punch that put the champ down to shock the world.
UFC President Dana White recently released his latest video blog as the promotion readies for its brand new debut on the upcoming Fox Sports 1 channel on August 17. He took viewers behind the scenes of the memorable UFC 162 event which saw long time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva get knocked out in a huge upset against Chris Weidman. Also, footage with Frankie Edgar, Chris Leben, Cub Swanson, and Mark Munoz can be found below as well
By now, the news is out about what’s starting to look like the biggest event in the history of UFC. Following their recent bout, Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman will have a rematch at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The rematch will almost undoubtedly attract the most viewership any UFC event ever has, and could well rope in thousands of new fans as well. So, what can we expect and who should we bet on?
UFC President Dana White joins the guys at ESPN’s Highly Questionable to talk about the Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman UFC 162 fight and aftermath. First, White addresses the conspiracy theorists and “morons” who said the fight was fixed. White shares his thoughts on Justin Bieber asking for an illegal stream on Twitter to watch the fight. And White explains just how much or how little persuasion was needed to get “The Spider” to agree to the rematch with Weidman — and what he would have done had he said “No”.
It is fight week for the ladies of Invicta Fighting Championships and to kick off the program we will discuss this Saturday’s card that goes down in Kansas City. Marloes Coenen will look to avenge a loss to Cris Cyborg in the main event on the evening for the promotions inaugual featherweight title. The card is chalked full of rising stars and for the first time the all women’s event will be available live on pay per view as well as on Ustream.