UFC confirms: Anderson vs. Weidman rematch at UFC 168!
Several days ago, Dana White announced he’d travel to Los Angeles as soon as he could to see Anderson Silva and have a face-to-face with him about a rematch against Chris Weidman, who snatched his title from him in the UFC 162’s main event.
The UFC president didn’t bide his time, he went straight at it, looking to set up a fight that Anderson after his loss said wouldn’t happen, adding he was no longer interested in the UFC title. But it seems that White was once again pretty convincing, as on Saturday late evening (CET) it was officially revealed that the rematch would happen after all.
Just as everyone’s guess was in recent days, Anderson and Chris will face each other again in the Octagon at UFC 168, to be held on December 28 in MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, moving Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate down to the co-main event slot. It will be one of those rare events in recent times to feature two title fights.
There is absolutely no doubt that this will be one of the most anticipated fights of the year and make tens of millions of dollars only from PPV sales for the world’s best MMA organization.
Over the last week, there has been a lot of talk that the first fight between Silva and Weidman was fixed, with a lot of guesswork going around, some even saying that Anderson sold his title for 23 million dollars, but all those who’ve doubted the regularity of the fight have been labeled complete idiots by Dana White.