The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Las Vegas tonight (Dec. 28, 2013) live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena with UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The mixed martial arts (MMA) card is headlined with a title bout between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva in the UFC's middleweight division. Weidman hopes to defend his UFC Middleweight title against the man he took it from.
The main card goes live on pay-per-view (PPV) at 10 p.m. ET but make sure you check out the "Prelims" which feature some of the best talent currently under contract with the UFC. The prelims go live on Facebook.com / Youtube.com at 7:00 p.m. ET and can be viewed on MMA Mania before switching your televisions to Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET.
Robbie Peralta vs. Estevan Payan
Damn, that was all too predictable. Peralta looked deeply limited for technique, and Payan looked deeply limited for talent.— Zane Simon (@TheZaneSimon) December 29, 2013
An example of how to fight when you're down two rounds on the scorecards.— CagePotato.com (@cagepotatomma) December 29, 2013
Robbie Peralta saw the opportunity to be the richer man's Leonard Garcia and is capitalizing. Real juicy mitts. Work on that hip escape, tho— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) December 29, 2013
William Macario vs. Bobby Voelker
10-9 Macario. If we gave awards for heart of the night, Voelker would get a blood transfusion.— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) December 29, 2013
William Macario is glowing iridescent red, covered from the waist up in a multi-layer veneer of Bobby Voelker's blood. Very rare, very cool.— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) December 29, 2013
Breakout performance from Patolino. Time to get him off Facebook.— Zane Simon (@TheZaneSimon) December 29, 2013
No blood puddles in the cage. Just a nice red misting all over the cage, courtesy of Voelker's nose.— Dann Stupp (@MMAjunkieDann) December 29, 2013
John Howard vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
A fart RT @Jmadams03: What was that weird noise?— Stipe Miocic (@smiocic) December 29, 2013
Any one else hear that fart sound #UFC168— Joe Proctor (@JoeProctor) December 29, 2013
Still laughing.— Josh Gross (@JoshGrossESPN) December 29, 2013
Dennis Siver vs. Manny Gamburyan
I go 29-28 for Dennis Siver in that fight. Disappointed we didnt get to see his famous move, the Mannheim Steamroller. Official verdict soon— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) December 29, 2013
Good all around MMA performance from Dennis Siver. No farts though.— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) December 29, 2013
Gleison Tibau vs. Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson finally being the guy everyone said he was in the gym is so cool— Brent Brookhouse (@brentbrookhouse) December 29, 2013
WHOA! There is your KO of the Night, I'll bet. Michael Johnson explodes and blasts out Gleison Tibau— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) December 29, 2013
Rear straight inside the lead hook. Barney Ross described it as the most powerful counter in boxing.— Jack Slack (@JackSlackMMA) December 29, 2013
Chris Leben vs. Uriah Hall
Combat sports wear on a man. Chris Leben leaves the UFC with a wimper.— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) December 29, 2013
Chris Leben walked out of the cage before the official decision, and waved to the crowd, as if he's done. The end? #UFC168— Mike Chiappetta MMA (@MikeChiappetta) December 29, 2013
Sad ending for Chris Leben in the UFC. I hope he never fights again.— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) December 29, 2013
Remember, too, that our round-by-round UFC 168 results of the under card fights on Facebook/FOX Sports 1 will begin to flow around 7 p.m. ET later this evening and run right on through to our main card PPV coverage, which is set to start at 10 p.m. ET.
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