UFC 168 showcased a pivotal middleweight championship bout between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva, which was a rematch for the ages. Coming into the fight, many were questioning Weidman’s skills, but Weidman was able to dominate Silva, once again, in the first round.
He clipped Silva and almost finished the fight on the ground, proving that he’s a legitimate champ. Even though Silva got injured in the second round due to a checked leg kick from Weidman, it shouldn’t take away from Weidman’s win. Now, he’s set to face Vitor Belfort for the middleweight belt, which will be his second title defense. This middleweight bout should be exciting from start to finish. Belfort has been on a tear as of late, defeating the likes of Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson.
All of these wins were by way of KO, showcasing the type of power and ferocity Belfort has when the fight is on the feet. Still, there are a lot of questions regarding Belfort, particularly with his ground game. How will he fare against one of the best wrestlers and submission artists in Weidman? This is what makes this bout so intriguing, as it could end in many ways. Belfort has had a lot of controversy with TRT, and it’s going to be interesting to see if he can use TRT, because the fight is going to be booked in Las Vegas, NV.
If Belfort can defeat Weidman, it would be one of the biggest wins for him in his already historic career. And if Weidman can defeat Belfort, it will cement his status as an all-time great. One thing is for sure, it’s going to be an incredible middleweight fight.