UFC 168 Fight Card: Anderson Silva VRS Chris Weidman

UFC 168 Fight Card: Anderson Silva VRS  Chris Weidman
UFC 168 Fight Card: Anderson Silva VRS Chris Weidman
Silva May Be Ready for a Serious Challenge to Wiedman in UFC 168 Rematch

Las Vegas, NV – As the adage goes, “pride cometh before the fall”, Anderson Silva learned his lesson the last time the fought Chris Weidman. Silva underestimated his opponent and relied on theatrics early into the match only to find himself sprawled out on the canvas and his opponent wearing the championship belt. What made things all the more embarrassing was that Silva was trying to lure Weidman in for a sucker punch by feigning an injury. Ironically, it was the Brazilian mixed martial arts champion who got cold-cocked in the face and KO’d.

This time around, Silva is coming in for a rematch that will actually pit the two giants in what will be a hard fought challenge. In all honestly, the first match ended in a surprise defeat with Silva not able to display the raw talent that earned him his championships. This time around, the newly humbled and well-trained ex-champion will be looking to redeem himself and it may well be that Weidman will be experiencing the sting of the adage that payback is something that rhymes with the word stitch.

However, Silva still believes in his taunting tactics. Let’s hope for his sake one of them isn’t an attempt to sucker punch Weidman.

 

Official fight card

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Chris Weidman (c) vs. Anderson Silva [a]
Women’s Bantamweight Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Miesha Tate [b]
Heavyweight Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne
Lightweight Jim Miller vs. Fabrício Camões
Catchweight (151.5 lbs) Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Brandao
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Chris Leben TKO (corner stoppage) 1 5:00
Lightweight Michael Johnson def. Gleison Tibau KO (punches) 2 1:32
Featherweight Dennis Siver def. Manvel Gamburyan Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight John Howard def. Siyar Bahadurzada Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Online)
Welterweight William Macario def. Bobby Voelker Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Robbie Peralta def. Estevan Payan KO (punches)

On The Web:
UFC 168: Anderson Silva Might Be Serious About Rematch With Chris Weidman
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/27/ufc-168-anderson-silva-chris-weidman-rematch_n_4509877.html

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