UFC 162: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman: Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

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UFC 162: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman: Predictions You Can Take to the Bank
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UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva steps back in the Octagon to attempt to defend his title for a record 11th time when he faces undefeated contender Chris Weidman.

Leading into this bout, a huge number of fighters have come down on the side of Weidman, figuring him to be the perfect nightmare to end Silva's dream run in the UFC.

Weidman is a two-time All-American wrestler who mixes a strong ground game with his aggressive submission attempts. He has also finished any opponent he's faced whenever he's had a full training camp to prepare for the fight.

None of those opponents, however, have been named Anderson Silva.

The UFC's reigning and defending middleweight champion has never backed down from a challenge, and he's faced the absolute best during his time in the promotion.

When he meets Weidman on Saturday, Silva will be looking for his 17th consecutive victory since coming to the UFC in 2006. He's as devastating a fighter as there has ever been in MMA history, putting away 14 out of his past 16 opponents.

As the fight fast approaches, let's take a look at some of the key elements that will likely unfold when Silva meets Weidman in the main event of UFC 162.

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