UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva hasn’t put his gold up for grabs since beating Chael Sonnen in highlight-reel fashion last July. However, that will change nearly a year to the day after his win, as “The Spider” has been linked to a July 6 scrap with Chris Weidman at UFC 162.
The match-up has not been officially announced though Newsday reportedly confirmed the matter with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta.
Silva (33-4) is 16-0 inside the Octagon including wins over Rich Franklin, Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin, and Sonnen (X2). Comparably, Weidman is 9-0 and seen as a major threat to Silva’s reign based on his combination of top-level wrestling and powerful punching.
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