Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman Rematch Announced for UFC 168
On SportsCenter, UFC president Dana White announced the decision to have the high-profile grudge match headline the Dec. 28 show, according to Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles.
As if the rematch between the newly crowned middleweight champion and former pound-for-pound kingpin weren't enough, a women's bantamweight title match between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate will serve as the co-main event, per Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.
Dana White announces on @SportsCenter that Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva will have their rematch Dec. 28 in Las Vegas.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 13, 2013
The UFC couldn't end 2013 with a bigger, better card. Fresh off Weidman's shocking win over "The Spider" at UFC 162, White was quick to say that the rematch would be the biggest fight in UFC history.
Rousey-Tate II is the co-main event— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) July 13, 2013
Paired with a championship bout between Rousey and Tate, who will be coaching against each other in the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, the card could outperform the most successful UFC pay-per-view of all time, UFC 100.
The bout between Rousey and Tate will also be a grudge match. Rousey won the Strikeforce women's bantamweight title against Tate before they joined the UFC. Rousey beat Tate by first-round armbar, the same way that she has defeated all of her opponents en route to a perfect 7-0 record.
With a full season of The Ultimate Fighter to hype up the co-main, one of the sport's biggest stars attempting to come back from his first ever knockout loss and a nice end-of-the-year date, there's no doubt that this card won't fail to generate plenty of buzz.
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