At UFC 148, middleweight champion Anderson Silva will attempt to silence outspoken contender Chael Sonnen in a rematch that has been nearly two years in the making. In their first meeting, Sonnen dominated Silva through four rounds before getting caught in a triangle choke in the final frame. Ever since, Sonnen has been berating Silva with trash talk to sell the inevitable rematch.
The fight card will also feature the final fight in the storied career of former UFC champion Tito Ortiz, who will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame before the fight and has announced he will retire afterward. After splitting his first two meetings with Forrest Griffin, Ortiz will attempt to ride into the sunset by winning a rubber match against a fellow former titleholder.
Additionally, Cung Le will welcome Patrick Cote back to the Octagon in a middleweight bout, Demian Maia will make his welterweight debut against Dong Hyun Kim and Chad Mendes will compete for the first time since being knocked out in a title fight against featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
Before Saturday's event, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the fighters will hit the scales on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. Video of the weigh-ins will be streamed live on the above video player. After the weigh-ins, stay tuned to Bleacher Report for all the latest on UFC 148 and the rest of your MMA needs.
Sean Smith is a Featured MMA Columnist for Bleacher Report who has also had work promoted on UFC.com. Follow him @SeanSmithMMA.