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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.

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