Silva v. Weidman hasn’t been a secret in the MMA world by any means but UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed today that the bout will take place at UFC 162.
UFC 162 is scheduled for July 6th in Las Vegas. Silva has been the center of some of the hottest UFC news as of late due to his new contract and Dana White’s confirmation of future fights against GSP and Jon Jones. Silva should be set to face one of those two in November at UFC’s 20th anniversary card barring a knockout loss to Weidman.
For Weidman this fight is one that can change the landscape of his career and automatically push him into the top 10 UFC fighters category.
BSO will have full coverage of UFC 162 in July including fight week interviews, live tweets from cage side, and post fight comments.