When Chris Weidman beat Anderson Silva for the middleweight title, it went down as one of the memorable moments of 2013. With the rematch set for late December, former No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen would be amazed to see Silva leave he victor.
“You have to understand, in the history of combat, never, not one time ever, ever, ever has a rematch ever favored the older fighter,” said Sonnen. There’s a ten-year age gap here. It will be amazing if Anderson can beat him.”
Weidman floored Silva in the second round to give the then champion his first knockout defeat. It ended Silva’s record of 16 straight UFC wins.
Nobody has stopped Weidman, who is 10-0. He’s also beat the likes of Uriah Hall, Demian Maia and Mark Muunoz.
They headline UFC 168 on December 28. It’s from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.