Can Chris Weidman do what no one else in the UFC has been able to do – dethrone Anderson Silva?

The buzz seems to be that Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) has a better shot than just about anyone before him of knocking off Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC), who long has been considered the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter. Now hear what the fighters themselves think about that possibility.

Silva defends his middleweight title against Weidman in the main event of UFC 162, which takes place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Silva will be going after an extension of his record, looking for his 11th straight title defense and 17th straight UFC victory. Weidman has earned his shot by being unbeaten in the UFC, himself.

Silva opened as slightly more than a 2-to-1 favorite (-215) against Weidman. But not since he fought Dan Henderson at UFC 82 has Silva been favorite by this little – currently between -240 and -280 – against an opponent. So like many fans and fighters, the oddsmakers like Weidman’s chances more than they liked the chances of many recent “Spider” opponents.

Check out video interviews with both Silva and Weidman above.

And for the latest on UFC 162, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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

Related News

Anderson Silva apparently abandons Olympic bid, federation criticizes him

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

Yet again, Anderson Silva has left people scratching their heads. In this case, it’s the head of the Brazilian takekwondo federation, who’s none too pleased with the ex-champ’s decision not to try ou read news >>

President of Brazilian taekwondo federation rips Anderson Silva

  • 26 days ago
  • 203 views

Anderson Silva will no longer try out for the 2016 Olympic Games, and the president of the Brazilian Taekwondo Federation (CBTKD), Carlos Fernandes, is not happy about it. Silva’s manager Jorge Guima read news >>

Headline Hunting: Ferraro, Morgan play matchmaker, lament Anderson Silva

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

Dan Henderson vs. Tim Kennedy? Alright. Ben Rothwell vs. Andrei Arlovski? Sounds good. Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson? What?Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Anderson Silva bails on Olympics, awaits punishment for failed UFC drug test

  • 26 days ago
  • 22 views

Shocker! (not really) Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva has abandoned his unpopular bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, a pipe dream that we can file next read news >>

Anderson Silva Abandons Olympic Bid, as Commission Hearing Lingers

  • 26 days ago
  • 27 views

No matter the outcome of his drug testing issues in Nevada, it won’t affect Anderson Silva’s participation in the 2016 Olympic Games, because he won't be there. read news >>

Manager: Anderson Silva won’t try out for the 2016 Olympics

  • 27 days ago
  • 13 views

Looks like Anderson Silva won’t try out for next year’s Olympic Games after all. The former UFC middleweight champion, and 5th dan black belt in taekwondo, announced in April his desire to represent read news >>

Anderson Silva’s NSAC hearing postponed a third time

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva this past week received a third continuance on his response to the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s complaint against him.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Anderson Silva NAC hearing postponed for fourth time

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

Anderson Silva asks for yet another postponement for his hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission, where he will be judged by his failed drug tests before and after his bout with Nick Diaz at UFC read news >>

Yoel Romero believes he holds a ’50 percent chance’ of beating UFC champ Chris Weidman

  • 27 days ago
  • 22 views

UFC middleweight Yoel Romero believes the division’s champion is quite ‘beatable.’ read news >>

Vitor Belfort Still Chasing UFC Title After Brutal UFC 187 Loss to Chris Weidman

  • 28 days ago
  • 14 views

Vitor Belfort may have been brutally dispatched by Chris Weidman at UFC 187, but the Brazilian still feels like he has another title run left in him. Speaking with Brazil's Sensei SporTV (h/t MMA Fig read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: