On Saturday night Anderson Silva will put his UFC middleweight crown on the line for the 10th time. His opponent will be the same man he faced at UFC 117, the same man who was close to defeating him on that night in August 2010—Chael Sonnen.
As we all know, close is never good enough. So, while Sonnen gets points for being Silva’s toughest test in the UFC, he still sits empty handed while Silva wears the UFC title belt. Will that change on Saturday night in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena?
The first step toward answering that question will come on Friday evening, when the two main-event fighters along with the 20 other combatants that will fight at UFC 148 hit the scales for the official weigh-ins, below are the full results:
Anderson Silva (184) vs. Chael Sonnen (185)
Forrest Griffin (204) vs. Tito Ortiz (204)
Patrick Cote (185) vs. Cung Le (185)
Dong Hyun Kim (170) vs. Demian Maia (170)
Chad Mendes (146) vs. Cody McKenzie (145)
Mike Easton (135) vs. Ivan Menjivar (136)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (155) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)
Fabricio Camoes (156) vs. Melvin Guillard (155)
Riki Fukuda (185) vs. Constantinos Philippou (186)
John Alessio (156) vs. Shane Roller (155)
Yoislandy Izquierdo (156) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (156)