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

  • 9 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 181 title fight opposite Vitor Belfort: Belfort vs. Weidman moved to February, according to Vitor. Damn. — G read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 51 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has a reputation as a cool customer, someone who can let just about anything roll off his back. But Vitor Belfort has proven that someone can, in fact, succeed read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 9 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman talks about his injured hand and working as a FOX Sports analyst at UFC 178. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 views

Stephen Thompson talks about training with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and his win over Patrick Cote at UFC 178. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman took to Instagram to put out a photo of his injured hand in a cast and inform his fans that he will be back stronger than ever. Following the disappointing new read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 65 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been physically cleared to train full force, but admits he is still dealing with the lingering ghosts of the injury in his head. read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort says that champion Chris Weidman is out of their December title fight after breaking his hand. Nothing like a dose of bad news to start off your week, read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 12 views

'Tis the reason for the season injury. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Chris Weidman withdrew from his UFC 181 title fight against Vitor Belfort, which was scheduled for read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC top lightweight contender and Nick Diaz training partner Gilbert Melendez believes the UFC 183 match-up between Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva is a win-wi situation for everyone. read news >>