The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to pay-per-view (PPV) 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 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.
Diego Brandao vs. Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier just punished Diego Brandao to get the first round finish. I still believe Dustin will be an elite FW, top 5 for sure #UFC168— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) December 29, 2013
Brandao still has bad tempo management. His slow is too slow, fast is too fast.— Zane Simon (@TheZaneSimon) December 29, 2013
Poirer's body shots took the life right out of Brandao. Great performance.— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) December 29, 2013
Fabricio Camoes vs. Jim Miller
Beautiful arm bar from Miller. Hooking the leg with his free arm kept him from getting slammed but also kept his body perpendicular. Sweet.— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) December 29, 2013
Jim Miller got that hip mobility thing going on. Beautiful sub, although I thought Camoes would pry himself free.— Ben Thapa (@DefGrappler) December 29, 2013
Jim Miller with a slick armbar submission from the bottom.He was my lock of the night but didn't see a submission coming. Impressive #UFC168— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) December 29, 2013
Jim Miller is a workhorse. How can you not love a fighter like him? #UFC168— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) December 29, 2013
Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne
Damn. Travis Browne is a nasty dude. Plus, I've been waiting for years for somebody to scoop up Joe Silva and give him a kiss.— Chad Dundas (@chaddundas) December 29, 2013
barnett dreamin of blood rivers and other sadistic bullshit while he nappin yall— GFKonMMA (@GFKonMMA) December 29, 2013
Barnett was cut open from the knee strike, I could see the blood come out as she shot for the takedown. #UFC168— Mike Chiappetta MMA (@MikeChiappetta) December 29, 2013
Travis Browne was equipped with Unholy Strength and protection from white. #MagicTheGatheringReferences— Matthew Roth (@MattRoth512) December 29, 2013
Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate
"My game plan was predicated on the physical and mental weakness of the Olympic medalist."— Tim Marchman (@timmarchman) December 29, 2013
Dammit. You can pretty much bet that if I’m not able to watch a fight it’s gonna be a smoker— Marcelino Evil (@KCBanditMMA) December 29, 2013
What took you so long, Ronda?— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) December 29, 2013
Pure class from Ronda Rousey. (Not)— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) December 29, 2013
What part of 'I don't give a damn 'bout my reputation' did you people not understand?!?!— Dann Stupp (@MMAjunkieDann) December 29, 2013
Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva
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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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