Archive: Chris Weidman

Jul 6, 2013 11:26 am

UFC 162 Main Card Quick Picks with BJPenn.com’s Jake Chastain

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s time, fight fans! UFC 162 has arrived and Las Vegas is having a hard time containing the excitement. Tonight we’ll get to see UFC Middleweight Champion and all-time great, Anderson Silva, place his title on the line against one of the brightest new stars in the sport of MMA, Chris Weidman....

Jul 6, 2013 9:55 am

UFC 162: Silva could earn $800,000; Weidman $48,000

  Regardless of how to fight ends, it will be a profitable night Anderson Silva. MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received disclosed salaries for UFC 162, which takes place Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Middleweight champ Silva (33-4), will earn a guaranteed $600,000 for fighting No. 1 challenger Chris Weidman (9-0), according...

Jul 5, 2013 5:53 pm

UFC 162 Weigh-In Results: All Competitors Make Weight

Every fighter slated to compete Saturday night at UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman have made their respective fight weight, and are ready to end Fight Week Las Vegas with a bang! Of course, the main event of the evening will feature the much anticipated title fight with UFC middleweight champ and pound-for-pound kingpin Anderson ‘The Spider’...

Jul 4, 2013 2:17 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva “Does Things Other People Can’t Do”

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main event fighters sat down to talk with the media and discuss their upcoming fights. UFC president Dana White also joined the discussion and talked about several things ranging from live gate,...

Jul 4, 2013 1:38 pm

Anderson Silva UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the fighters sounded off for the media attending the event. UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will be defending his strap on Saturday (July 6th) against the surging 9-0 Chris Weidman. Silva fielded a...

Jul 4, 2013 12:31 pm

Chris Weidman UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main-event title challenger was just like he’s been the entire time leading up to this fight; confident. During the conference Chris Weidman answered a few questions about the upcoming fight...

Jul 4, 2013 11:52 am

UFC 162 Betting Odds and Numbers

By JAKE CHASTAIN | For those of you looking to make a little money over the fourth of July weekend, look no further for help. BJPenn.com has the betting odds for this weekend’s UFC 162 fight card and these numbers may help you decide which way to bet on each fight. Las Vegas has been...

Jul 3, 2013 2:15 pm

Edgar: I will defeat Charles Oliviera

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Frankie Edgar spoke to UFC.com recently on his upcoming fight with Charles Oliviera which will be the co-main event at UFC 162 Weidman vs. Silva. “It’s a blessing in disguise, I feel like, coming back to a three-round fight. It’s going to make me get out of the gun early...

Jul 3, 2013 7:17 am

An ‘Honored’ Jon Jones Tweets That He Believes He Can Beat Anderson Silva

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Though it is still too early to really talk about a match-up between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, that fact has certainly not stopped either man from predicting how that super fight would end.  Surprisingly, both fighters seem to favor the younger Jones....

Jul 3, 2013 7:15 am

Ray Longo: ‘No bulls–t, Anderson Silva will get dumped on his head’

Ray Longo, striking coach at Team Serra-Longo, recently stated that his undefeated pupil Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is on a ‘different level’ when compared to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s previous opponents.  Here is what Ray had to say during his appearance on “The MMA Hour”: “I tell you what, the guy (Silva) is...

Jul 3, 2013 6:42 am

Chris Weidman: Silva ‘going to have to go through hell to beat me’

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Nearly 5 years ago Chris Weidman’s MMA journey began, on his living room couch in the summer of 2008 when Weidman saw Silva fight. Weidman analyzed Silva and came to the conclusion that he could beat the champion. It almost sounds like something out of a movie, and yet, 5...

Jul 3, 2013 5:53 am

Sonnen & Florian’s ‘keys to the fight’

During last nights episode of ‘UFC Tonight’ on Fuel TV, analysts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen gave their take on this weekend’s UFC middlweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman: Kenny Florian on how Weidman can win the fight: “Weidman can legitimately win this fight. If you look at his style and the...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Anderson Silva is ‘not scared of Jon Jones’

After telling reporters that he did not think he could beat Jon Jones, Anderson Silva made another statement on “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday. “My opinion is this: I’ll fight Jon Jones, all the guys from my class, all the guys that work in the UFC – all the fighters,” Silva said on “UFC Tonight.” “I...

Jul 2, 2013 10:28 am

Anderson Silva Will Get Immediate Rematch if He Loses to Weidman, Says Dana White

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC president Dana White announced to media on Monday that middleweight champion, and long-standing pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva would be granted an immediate rematch if he loses to Chris Weidman.  Weidman is set to challenge for Silva’s belt this Saturday at UFC 162. Since winning the UFC middleweight belt in 2006,...

Jul 2, 2013 9:59 am

PHOTO | How Chris Weidman Stays Motivated

Undefeated middleweight title challenger, Chris Weidman uses the image listed above to help him stay motivated for this weekend’s UFC 162 main event against Anderson Silva.

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 am

18 Top UFC Fighters Predict Weidman vs. Silva

Anderson Silva’s reign of terror over the middleweight division began with a three-minute mauling of Rich Franklin in October 2006 and, in the seven years since, “The Spider” has barely been challenged inside the Octagon®, turning away a Who’s Who in the 185-pound and even 205-pound divisions. However, a growing number of experts expect that...

Jul 2, 2013 9:26 am

Chris Weidman Confident He Will Expose Anderson Silva

“The only reason I got into this sport was to be number one and right away I had to envision beating this guy if I was gonna do it. I believed I could beat Anderson Silva from day one. I believe I have the skill set to do it, I have the wrestling — which...