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Saturday, 07/13/2013, 05:05 pm

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman rematch confirmed for UFC 168; Rousey vs. Tate is Co-Main Event!


Before Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman stepped in the Octagon on July 6th at UFC 162 the UFC President Dana White said that if Anderson lost there would be an immediate rematch.

Chris Weidman did defeat Silva but until today we were still unsure if the rematch would go down. Silva said he did not want a rematch when asked on the night of his defeat. Dana White and Chris Weidman however, felt that there would be a rematch for sure.

Dana White announced on Saturday’s edition of ESPN SportsCenter that Silva has agreed to rematch Weidman at the promotion’s huge year-end event in Las Vegas at UFC 168.

Not only will we see Weidman vs. Silva II headline UFC 168 on Dec. 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but also we will see the original headliner between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate moved to co-main event.

“Ever since the fight got over, I don’t know if there’s ever been any more hype in UFC history after a fight,” said White when announcing the fight. “Everybody’s been wondering if there’s going to be a rematch. I’ve been working on it since Thursday.

“Dec. 28 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Anderson Silva will fight Chris Weidman in the rematch. Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate will be the co-main event.”

It was looking like this fight might not happen, but now it will and we wonder what has changed?

“What changed is, when Anderson Silva talked after the fight, the guy forgot what it felt like to lose,” explained White. “He’d never lost ever in the UFC; broke every record we ever had.

“I’ve been talking to him for two days. Both guys signed their bout agreement. Anderson Silva is motivated, fired up, and wants his belt back.”

Silva certainly seemed to agree, providing SportsCenter with a pre-recorded statement that they aired following White’s announcement.

“My fans in UFC and the world and United States I go back to fight Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman,” Silva stated. “I back, trust me, I back.”


0 Responses to “Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman rematch confirmed for UFC 168; Rousey vs. Tate is Co-Main Event!”

  1. Nando says:

    I’m selfishly upset that it’s on Dec 28. I turn 21 in January & was hoping for the fight to fall on Super Bowl weekend in Vegas so I could take a badass trip there.

    • Nuitari X says:

      I’m from the east coast and trust me bro, if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that you don’t need a special reason the go to Vegas baby! Just Go! I’ve been there twice and you will be glad you did. Go single if you can.

  2. blah says:

    This card is going to break records. The hype from 2 crazy bitches in TUF then like the biggest rematch in history. This is huge.

  3. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Awesome! Now Weidman knows for how much longer he can prance around with Silva’s belt.

  4. The natural says:

    This is the first time injurys helped the ufc I looked at upcoming events last week and I didn’t c an event worth watching for some time but now we get Henderson vs pettis witch makes cut for me and now this but before I was thinking the ufc was goin thru a dwn time until now we got three or four card to look forward too thanking injuryies

  5. Sasquatch says:

    Excellent! Maybe Weidman will get the credit he deserves after he beats him again.. this time by sub.

    • jdog says:

      If he beats him this time he will get credit. I know he beat Anderson and it is not Weidman’s fault Anderson was being an idiot holding his hands down. I have seen the fight 4 times. If Weidman can win again he gets all the respect he deserves, he still gets all the credit he deserves for beating Anderson the first time no matter what anyone says, but respect he did not fully earn, he was broken and confused at the end of the first and in the second. I won’t call it a lucky shot as it landed but it WAS lucky for Weidman that Anderson was holding his hands down acting like an idiot.

      • Sasquatch says:

        I appreciate you not slamming me with insults for having a difference of opinion. As far as the fight goes I think Weidman may have had an adrenaline dump due to him almost subbing Anderson in round one because I do agree he looked a little off in the second.

  6. squid says:

    wolf tickets… nah jp lol gonna be a great event

  7. The natural says:

    Can we get more FW action Swanson vs edgar ricardolamas vs winner mendes/guida hoping mendes add it before 2014

  8. KIDD433 says:

    @the natural. Some good match ups.Edgar and Cub would’ve happened already when Edgar called out Cub, but Cub turned the fight down.

  9. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    I really feel sorry for Silva fans, I really do. It must be hard for you all to accept that your hero is now dead. I know you are going through the 5 stages of grief still (most of you on here are still in the first stage of denial, lmao), but by the time the rematch happens you will have accepted that Silva’s time is over and Weidman’s time is here.Weidman will beat on him, grind him down and then strangle Silva by the 4th. Just accept it and you will feel better.

    • jdog says:

      Gargoyle, are you blind or just talking smack because this is the only way you can feel strong. I am an Anderson Silva fan, and I agree he lost and Weidman won, but even knowing the facts and after watching the fight 4 times it was very clear Anderson was an IDIOT and that after the leg lock failed and Anderson got up and started to clown on Weidman that Weidman was a bit discouraged and possibly broken. Why do you think after he yelled at Silva when he won? He did that because he was broken and when he actually won he wasn’t thinking clearly still. That was not Weidman’s style to yell at Silva. He still deserves the win and IF he wins again then he deserves all the respect in the world. He still gets respect for winning, after all it wasn’t like he didn’t win, but clearly Silva like he has done in the past is BELIEVE his OWN HYPE and he got cocky and he got KTFO because of it. IF Weidman does the same NOTHING will save him in this rematch. Weidman better think of his first fight as a lucky fight or he will be in for a rude awakening. We all know Silva is not going to clown this fight, at least he better not. That means this will be a different fight because BOTH Weidman AND Silva will come better prepared and Silva will also come a bit older. If it is his time then it is his time Silva is getting old but again lucky punch or skilled well timed punch clearly it only takes one of either to end ANYONES night. Come rematch time we will truly see who is the best, but… If Silva wins Weidman DOES deserve a trilogy fight to put everything to rest once and for all, if he wins then great for Weidman

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        Hey jdog, I completely respect you and your thoughts about this. To answer your question, yes I am talking major smack about Silva. It’s really just my style to get certain people’s panties in a bunch. Not meant to be mean spirited at all. But there is an underlining belief I have about these fighters beyond the smack talk. And I feel strong all of the time whether I am smack talking or being humble. Have you ever competed in something and felt that some people need the smack down and others don’t?? My trash talking is NOT for everybody, only those that deserve it.
        Now as far as the last fight, I’ve watched it over as well and what I saw was a fight where Weidman dominated the whole thing. I agree Weidman got pissed at Silva and let that out. Silva’s tactic of getting him mad worked to a point but Weidman used it to KO Silva because Silva had nothing else. You need to remember that Weidman had not fought in a year and had ring rust. He definitely look a bit sluggish in that 2nd, but he kept his balance and his tactics. That is what beat a Silva who had nothing for him in the 2nd but clowning. Weidman is NOW THE CHAMPION and he will be stronger mentally and definitely no ring rust. He will be twice as good as he is now and Silva doesn’t have that ability to improve. Don’t you get it yet? He is on his way down NOT up. Where Weidman is on his way up skills wise. I respect your opinions though.

        • MMA ELITE says:

          Well, that’s your opinion that Silva is on his way down. We believe he’s still at the top and can only go further up. Did u see Weidmans combo of punches b4 he got silva with that “lucky left” …LOL… That combo was absolutely horrendous, the worst the sport has ever seen…LOL. The rematch wont b that pleasant for yo boy. He’s gonna get a new face make-over!

  10. KIDD433 says:

    @GAYgoyle. And when Silva knocks his ass out, will you crawl your ass back in your hole again, Just like you did when Vitor KTFO Rockhold?

  11. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    @KUNT – I see you ASSume alot of things. That’s Cool. I’ll make a wager with you for the rematch. If Silva wins, I will leave forever, BUT if Weidman wins again then YOU will leave this site forever, NO NEW IDENTITY! I know you are still in the denial stage of grief over Silva’s destruction and I feel as if I am taking advantage of you, but the offer will be good up until the beginning of the fight in order for you to get through the other stages of grief. BUT if you got balls now then just go ahead and accept. What say you?

    • Dan Jenkins says:

      What is this f*ckin pro wrestling, gargoyle leave your circus antics out of this site, @KIDD the best way to handle attention seekers like gaygoyle is to ignore them, that’s why when her comments on mma fail to get a reaction she starts spewing her political bullsh*t. If she can’t recognise what really happened in the Weidman v Silva fight then she really doesn’t understand a fight does she. Silva clowned an opponent he thought had no business being in there with him, got too cocky and wore a hook on his chin it’s as simple as that, Silva lost the fight as much as Weidman won it, well see come December.

      • KIDD433 says:

        @Jenkins.We’ll all be rid of this tool bag soon.

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          @KUNT…you know I thought this over and realized that I was being too mean and harsh with you on this wager. I realized that when Silva loses, your life would be hollow and you would be in too much pain by NOT BEING ABLE to post your drivel on So I have a new wager for you. If Silva wins, I will leave forever and not come back, no new identity. But when Weidman wins, you can stay BUT YOU NEED TO POST that I was right! Is that too mean?

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        @Dan…first I LOVE WRESTLING and you know you really showed me by insinuating I am a girly. That really hurt!!! I’m sure there is some kind of liberal compensation I could get for not being able to work because you called me a girl. Must be a liberal syndrome!! Truth is you are a weak minded, feel sorry for myself cuz I don’t make enough money. Then get some courage and start your own company!! Yah I thought so, too scared aren’t you.
        You and every other Silva zombie spewed the same bs when Frankie beat BJ the first time. Silva, like BJ, is on his way DOWN, not UP and if you can’t see that then you don’t know anything. Yes, we will see in December Weidman choke out Silva.

        • Patrick Jenkins says:

          @Gaygoyle talk about nut huggers everytime a wrestler gets a big fights you become the wrestlers PR manage, defense attorney and private cum rag. All this talk about being liberal is ridiculous to align yourself with a group or a political view leads me to believe you really don’t pay attention to world issues and say your this or that to seem smart. If not that then you are a sheep and not an individual just because you have a similar view does not make you the same if you have different intentions.

        • Patrick Jenkins says:

          And BJ Vs Edgar and Silva Vs Weidman are incomparable. Frankie Hung with BJ for 5 round with a style he couldn’t quite handle like he had to contenders before. I won’t say Weidman got lucky because you act like Anderson was you kinda deserve to get your chin checked. But do you really think a rematch is going to end the same way like penn vs Edgar.

  12. KIDD433 says:

    @GAYgoyle. I thought you’d never ask.I accept.I’m glad we have some regulars on here to witness it.

    • brandon says:

      I am on here somewhat regular and I am a witness. I will love to see kidkunt leave this sight forever when silva gets smashed again. I would like to see douche jenkins gone too, he is one of the biggest silva nutlickers on here, there is nothing worse than that. I would like to thank you g wrestling for getting rid of these tools, but we both know they will just change their name and continue licking Brazilian balls on this sight.

      • Dan Jenkins says:

        Look out its Brandon, the special little boy, take your retarded comments and get back under your rock worm, I didn’t make no bet stupid so your stuck with me forever muhahaha!

  13. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    @KUNT – Done…Just Remember though NO NEW IDENTITY EITHER. Got It?

  14. KIDD433 says:

    @GAYgoyle. no new identity for you either.Savy?

  15. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    @KUNT..Agreed. Now you accept no new identity when you lose….Capiche

  16. VALE TUDO101 says:

    Gaygoyle won’t ever honor the terms.He’s just that much of a troll.He should at least go out with some dignity.

  17. Dddddddd says:

    It’s gonna be interesting to see the difference in both guys.
    If Weidman beats him again all the old dogs are gonna have to learn some new tricks. I think the next fight is gonna be more violent than people are giving credit. Weidman did well with people not believing in him and obviously Silva folded under the constant pressure of people really believing he’s a super hero. I think Weidman proved a lot in the way he performed,his raw power and that Silvas mental edge can be dull to huge desire. If Weidman wins again but in a different way he’ll be the new puzzle to solve and people are gonna have no choice but to recognize new talent and understand the progressive nature of the sport. If you are considered the best the whole sport turns on you and you are the example for new reasoning.

  18. Rain man says:

    I got silva via tko with 2:43 left in the 3rd. Just curious, are there any Brazilian weidman fans out there? Lol any at all?

  19. Keoni says:

    Weidman got lucky no if and or butts! Weidman dosent even belong in the UFC !!! He is slow his striking is non existing and his ground game is at best average. He has no cardio and zero power! I rewatched the Munoz fight and u could tell that Munoz took weidman lightly too! Maia sucks and anyone can beat that chump so his win over Maia means ziLch! There should not even be a rematch weidman should just be stripped of his belt and sent to bellator where he would still suck but at least he might actually beat some one! And don’t tell me he is undefeated because those fights don’t mean anything at all because hall was just beginning Munoz was and is ten times better than weidman but just got caught and silva is so much better than Chris weidman that he could beat him with both arms behind his back and blindfolded! Sorry to burst the weidman bubble but, he is the least talented slowest “fighter” in the UFC. Mark my words weidman will never win another fight unless it’s in the wwe! Zero power no skill and horrible person!

  20. Keoni says:

    Plus that was an early stoppage by a horrible referee! Silva was not even close to being knocked out! Look at his face not even a scratch! Silva was toying with weidman and the ref didn’t even know it. Look at how silva was joking grabbing Herbs leg! Come on! Give me a break that weak dude weidman has no power for sure!

  21. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Keoni don’t give up your dayjob yet….I don’t think anyone is going to buy tickets to your ‘hilarious’ comedyshow.

    Let’s just be honest here. Weidman was throwing punches at Silva and he wlanded a solid one. Fair and square because it’s not his fault that Anderson could feel him fading and got overconfident doing a Matrix impression. The rematch will show a Silva with a serious mindset taking quick care of business without the fancy frills. Weidman will enter 2014 as a former mw champ.

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      Pssst Dude, Keoni IS NOT joking, he really means what he says!!! Also, when a person is striking, they have the intent to hit someone. Did you read the latest on Silva? Fancy frills are part of the show, sooo they will be on full display!! lmao. Yep Weidman will strangle him next time.

  22. Keoni says:

    100% I agree with the former champ part for weidman but, that was no solid punch! Silva was toying w him if the ref didn’t stop the fight weidman was in BIG trouble !!! Herb saved weidman from a severe beating…

  23. Keoni says:

    Yes, I am great-full for my job, with this economy I will not be quitting that’s for sure!

  24. Part Time MMA Fan says:

    Um so this may be a little off topic, but after hearing the spider say he didn’t want the belt, and Dana saying that he would fight for the belt now, this makes me feel like he WAS in fact told to take a dive, and that is why we saw what we saw, and now have this
    “promotion’s huge year-end event in Las Vegas at UFC 168″ This all seems a little too convient.

  25. Kazy808 says:

    Weidman will be one and done,!

  26. Keoni says:

    Not even one n done! The first fight was an early stoppage! It shouldn’t even count!!! Silva wasnt even hurt! The next fight lets get a good ref who won’t stop the fight early! War silva! Silva for eternity!

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