UFC 168 Preview: Weidman vs. Silva, Rousey vs. Tate Predictions

Jeremy BotterMMA Senior WriterDecember 19, 2013

Dana White says UFC 168 will be the biggest pay-per-view event in UFC history, according to Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com

I disagree. I don't think it's going to come remotely close to dethroning UFC 100 as the MMA pay-per-view king. But there's little question that it's going to be one of the biggest events of 2013, and that's mostly due to the final two fights—championship rematches with high levels of anticipation.

It's headlined by Chris Weidman defending his middleweight championship for the first time against the man who used to hold the belt, Anderson Silva. Weidman shocked the world last summer when he finished Silva in the second round of their UFC 162 main event, handing Silva his first-ever loss in the promotion and dethroning the pound-for-pound king. 

Now, they fight again, and I'm here to preview that matchup. 

I'll also take a look at the co-main event between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Does "Cupcake" have a chance of doing what nobody else has done thus far in Rousey's career? Can she wrest control of the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship away from the armbar queen? And, most importantly, will she get revenge for Rousey's ludicrous behavior on Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter?

Check out my official predictions for these UFC 168 showdowns by viewing the video above.