Chris Weidman shocked everyone when he knocked out Anderson Silva in the second round and walked away with the UFC middleweight championship. Silva seemed extremely disappointed following the fight and indicated that he would not seek a rematch. Well UFC President Dana White promised there would be a rematch and he’s sticking to his word. Read more after the jump.
The UFC boss on Saturday revealed on ESPN’s SportsCenter that both Weidman and Silva have agreed to meet Dec. 28 in the headlining bout of a previously announced UFC 168 event, which takes place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The night’s main card, including the Weidman vs. Silva rematch, airs on pay-per-view. White further confirmed that bout agreements have already been signed.
White previously announced UFC 168 would see women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey face former Strikeforce title holder Miesha Tate in the evening’s main event. However, that fight between former Strikeforce champs and opposing Ultimate Fighter 18 coaches will instead serve as the co-main event of what starts out as a star-studded affair.