Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen staredown pic from UFC 148 weigh ins

Anderson Silva stares down Chael Sonnen at the UFC 148 weigh ins in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Esther Lin via

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its official weigh in event for UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2" earlier tonight (Fri., July 6, 2012) from inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In case you missed it, full UFC 148 weigh in results and video can be found right here.

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will finally settle their differences in a rematch of their epic encounter at UFC 117 that saw "The Spider" submit Sonnen in the fifth round with just minutes until the final horn would have rang in the upset of the century.

These two have been at each other's throats over the past week, with a notable encounter at the pre-fight press conference for that staredown. This one was just as explosive, perhaps even more so.

That's because Silva actually threw a shoulder strike that tapped Sonnen on the jaw. Unprofessional? Definitely. Did it serve to hype the fight even more and get us all even more pumped for tomorrow night? Absolutely.

It's (almost) go time.

Also squaring up were Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin and Patrick Cote vs. Get a closer look at their staredowns in advance of tomorrow night's (July 7, 2012) showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in "Sin City" after the jump.




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