Former UFC Champ Frankie Edgar Picks Chris Weidman to Upset Anderson Silva at UFC 162


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.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman talks about the new UFC-Reebok partnership, the pros and cons of the deal, as well as his upcoming title fight against Vitor Belfort. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 35 views

It appears former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s once-broken leg has healed just fine.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 10 views

The gruesome leg injury Anderson Silva suffered at the hands of Chris Weidman nearly a year ago could have easily been avoided, according to Anthony Pettis. The reigning UFC lightweight champ, a blac read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 27 views

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had some things to say about Anderson Silva's leg break in an interview, but changed his tune a little later in a follow-up with another media outlet. Anthony read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

In a recent press conference in Brazil, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva said that three of his teammates could win the belt that was his for seven years, but one of the names caught m read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 102 views

In the fight that helped him become UFC middleweight champion, watch Anderson Silva dismantle Rich Franklin en route to a first-round TKO performance. Silva earned the belt at UFC 64 on Oct. 14, 2006 read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 644 views

Who’s up next for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo? Two top candidates are actively campaigning.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 996 views

Don't count on UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis breaking his leg in the Octagon any time soon. A Taekwondo practitioner of 22 years, Pettis was asked Monday if seeing former middleweight champ read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Middleweight champion Chris Weidman discusses the pros and cons of the UFC’s new uniform sponsorship deal with Reebok. read news >>