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UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman

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    UFC 162 - Edgar vs. Oliveira

  • Frankie Edgar controls Charles Oliveira on the ground during their fight at UFC 162 Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Edgar won by unanimous decision.

    Frankie Edgar gets back to winning and thrilling at UFC 162

    July 7, 2013

    Frankie Edgar persevered through a couple of the most memorable battles in UFC history by zoning everything else out and concentrating on his trainers’ instructions. The former lightweight champion knew they were doing the same Saturday night in the third round of a seesaw slugfest against Charles Oliveira. There was just one problem.

  • Chris Weidman leaps up after knocking out Anderson Silva in the second round to win the middleweight title at UFC 162 Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    UFC 162 blog: Weidman stuns Silva with second-round knockout

    July 6, 2013

    UFC 162 feels historic, like one of those rare fight cards that fans and media will continue to discuss years from now. Then again, that could be said about any time Anderson Silva steps into the octagon. See what happened with the Sun's cageside live coverage and scoring of the main card.

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    UFC 162

  • Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman touch lips as they face off during the weigh in for UFC 162 Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

    UFC 162 weigh-in: Silva gives mouth-to-mouth to Weidman

    July 5, 2013

    In a question and answer session with fans Friday afternoon, UFC President Dana White said his second favorite thing behind fight night was watching the stare downs up close at weigh-ins. That love only figures to strengthen after the UFC 162 weigh-in.

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    UFC 162 Weigh-In

  • Jon Jones is besieged by fans for autographs during the UFC Fan Fest at Mandalay Bay Friday, July 5, 2013.

    For fans, nothing beats meeting favorite fighters at UFC Fan Expo

    July 6, 2013

    The line to take a photo or get an autograph from UFC fighter Lyoto Machida was more than 200 people deep Friday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

  • Anderson Silva pretends to pant during a workout for the media Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in advance of UFC 162.

    UFC 162 breakdown, betting odds and picks: Chris Weidman is choice to beat Anderson Silva

    July 4, 2013

    Based on the sheer number of outspoken backers in support of Chris Weidman, it’s fascinating that he’s stuck as a 2-to-1 underdog in local sports books.

  • Chris Weidman goes through striking exercises during a workout for the media Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in advance of UFC 162.

    Chris Weidman’s UFC 162 hype train reaching full capacity

    July 4, 2013

    UFC President Dana White urged Georges St. Pierre to wait just a month before booking his next fight. White wanted Saturday’s UFC 162 middleweight championship bout between Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) and Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) to play out before planning St. Pierre’s future.

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    UFC 162 - Workout

  • Cub Swanson, right, throws the knock out punch to Charles Oliveira during the featherweight bout at UFC 152 in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

    Cub Swanson fought past retirement thoughts, ghastly injuries before rise

    July 2, 2013

    The worst pain Cub Swanson felt in his professional fighting career came shortly after he busted nearly every bone in his face. Swanson could deal with the broken jaw, nose, cheekbone and orbital bone. He said he arrived at the hospital “kind of cheery” for the surgery following the freak training accident.

  • Dana White takes a question during a news conference to announce the card for UFC 137, including a scheduled bout between Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre, Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Diaz was pulled from the fight and replaced with Carlos Condit due to multiple failed media appearances, missed company flights and general disappearance.

    Dana White on how Vegas landed UFC 167, restructuring fighter pay and more

    July 1, 2013

    Mixed martial arts fans in Las Vegas are going to get as spoiled this year as a child whose grandparents hit the lottery during holiday season.

  • Chris Weidman, left, punches Mark Munoz during the second round of a UFC on Fuel 4 Mixed Martial Arts middleweight bout in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Weidman won by technical knockout in the second round.

    Chris Weidman guarantees victory over Anderson Silva at UFC 162

    May 9, 2013

    Beating the best fighter in the world once just isn’t enough. Chris Weidman plans to do it twice. The middleweight division’s top contender sees his impending UFC 162 date against champion Anderson Silva on July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as just the beginning.

  • Middleweight champion Anderson Silva smiles during a news conference and media work out Thursday, July 5, 2012 in advance of UFC 148.

    Anderson Silva will headline UFC’s Fourth of July weekend card again

    March 6, 2013

    Turns out the sport’s consensus best fighter will headline the first two versions of International Fight Week. The UFC announced Wednesday that middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0) would defend his belt against Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) on Saturday, July 6, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

  • Chris Weidman celebrates after beating Mark Munoz in a UFC on Fuel 4 Mixed Martial Arts middleweight bout in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Weidman won in the second round.

    Analysis: Anderson Silva should grant Chris Weidman his rightful title shot

    August 10, 2012

    DENVER — After demolishing Chael Sonnen for the middleweight championship at UFC 148, Anderson Silva immediately shot down the idea of a pound-for-pound super fight with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The 37-year old said he would rather stick to 185 pounds and continue to fight the division’s top contenders. It was a perfectly reasonable request from the UFC’s most prolific combatant of all-time.