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Anderson Silva-Chris Weidman targeted for July 6 in Las Vegas

Chris Weidman - UFC on FuelIf UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva was ever ducking a clash with unbeaten contender Chris Weidman he certainly isn’t any more. With a number of other options having fallen out of the picture based on recent stumbles in the Octagon, Weidman has become the last man standing and will indeed serve as Silva’s next challenger.

According to a report from TATAME, both fighters’ management teams have confirmed the sides are in talks with the UFC for a scrap on July 6 in Las Vegas at the company’s annual Fourth of July Weekend event.

Weidman is 9-0 with wins over Demian Maia and Mark Munoz but hasn’t fought since July due to injury. However, based in large part on his performances and potential, the polished New Yorker is still considered one of the top 185ers in MMA.

The match-up will mark the first for Silva (33-4) since an October win over Stephan Bonnar and will come nearly a year to the day he last put his gold up for grabs, smashing Chael Sonnen at UFC 148. He has won all sixteen of his outings in the Octagon with finishes in all but two.

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4 COMMENTS
  • THEGUNNER says:

    Weidmen better look better than griffin and bonnar after chasing this fight so long.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Wonder what made Dana change his mind since he was pretty much against this fight for the longest time.

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  • sides666 says:

    Mark my words they are going to sell this as the biggest test to silva yet. But its not silva will smash his face in. He beat mark munoz and demian maia and lets face both of those fighters have great skills but munoz has never been that impressive in my opinion and maia is now fighting at welterweight so as far as him being given the nod is hard to justify but i suppose there is not a whole lot of others to chose from currently and silva wants to stay as active as possible.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    “and silva wants to stay as active as possible.”

    This part isn’t right, Silva’s the one that chose to take a lay off until July just because he want’s to.

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