Frankie Edgar UFC 144Former UFC lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar takes on Charles Oliveira in the co-main event of UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman on July 6. Like many other fighters, however, he’s been asked to weigh in on the night’s headlining bout.

He predicts Chris Weidman will upset Anderson Silva in the main event UFC middleweight title bout that night.

“Gotta go with the East Coast boy Weidman. He’s the whole package,” said Edgar when asked about the match-up on Wednesday during a live chat on UFC.com.

The undefeated Weidman (9-0) is a two-time Division I All-American in wrestling.  He’s also a brown belt in jiu-jitsu under Renzo Gracie black belt and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra.

“Anderson has fought good wrestlers, but Chris has got great jiu-jitsu and a solid stand-up game as well,” said Edgar.

UFC 162 takes place on July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  The 11-bout fight card will feature two preliminary bouts streaming live on Facebook and four preliminary fights airing live on FX leading into the five-fight main card that airs live on pay-per-view.

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