After a week of speculation following Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman‘s title fight last Saturday, it has been announced that UFC 168 will host the rematch everyone has been talking about. At UFC 168 the new champion Weidman will defend his belt against the former champion Silva for the UFC Middleweight Championship in a rematch that everyone wants to see. This fight could easily be the biggest fight in UFC history.
After a strange interview following their fight in which Silva claimed to have no interest in a rematch with Weidman, it came as little surprise to many that perhaps the dazed and confused Silva had a quick change of heart. Regardless of Silva’s ambitions at this point, money talks, this could easily net both fighters their largest paydays ever. Their first fight saw Silva listlessly clown his way to a TKO defeat at the hands of the young undefeated Weidman at 1:18 of the second round.
Originally the fight between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate for the Women’s Bantamweight Championship was to headline the card, but will now serve as the co-main event of UFC 168. The card will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 28 to kick off the end of 2013. This follows the UFC’s trend of starting every New Year with a bang, and this stellar card aims to do just that with two of the most anticipated fights in recent memory.