UFC 162: Chris Weidman Upsets Anderson Silva In Front of 12,399
UFC fighter Chris Weidman at UFC 162 last night knocked out middleweight champion Anderson Silva before 12,399 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Silva’s “unparalleled title reign ended in disgrace” as he “stood flat-footed and sneered” at Weidman before the knockout (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 7/7). Meanwhile, the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday was “expected to attract more than 40,000 fans" (LAS VEGAS SUN, 7/6).
UFC will “touch down at the Prudential Center” for a Feb. 1 show, the day before Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. The event is “likely to be a pay-per-view with prelims" on FS1 (MMAJUNKIE.com, 7/5). The news was announced on Friday during a video presentation at the UFC Fan Expo “detailing Fox Sports 1’s sports coverage the week leading up to” the Super Bowl (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 7/5). UFC President Dana White on Saturday said of the possibility of a Weidman-Silva rematch, “How fast can we turn this around? How about Super Bowl Saturday?” (MMAFIGHTING.com, 7/7).