At UFC 162 on July 6, 38-year-old Anderson Silva will make an attempt to extend his unprecedented title defense streak to 11 consecutive fights. Awe-inspiring in its own right, that record could potentially be one of many that he prolongs if he achieves victory.
That is, of course, unless Chris Weidman delivers on his promises and halts the middleweight juggernaut dead in his tracks.
Undefeated in his own right, Weidman—in spite of his relative inexperience—has the tenacity, determination and wrestling pedigree to potentially frustrate "The Spider."
The Silva-Weidman matchup for the UFC middleweight crown may be at the forefront of what this fight card offers but it's certainly not the only noteworthy consideration. Namely, several other fighters are set to make a concerted effort to recover from recent defeats.
Let's examine the matchups that feature fighters willing to throw all their chips on the table at UFC 162.