UFC Quick Quote: Anderson Silva will ‘definitely' test Chris Weidman's chin at UFC 162

Buda Mendes

Dan Henderson believes that Chris Weidman has the skills to defeat Anderson Silva at UFC 162; however, his chin is "definitely" going to be tested if he hopes to dethrone "The Spider."

"I really haven't seen much of Chris Weidman, I know he's very well rounded and very tough and just a tough dude on his feet and a wrestler as well, so I think he's capable of putting Anderson on his back and also striking with him. But he hasn't been tested very well with his chin and Anderson definitely will test it, he's very accurate with his striking. I would probably have to bet on Anderson if I was going to bet."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson gives his take (via Rick J Lee) on the upcoming middleweight championship showdown between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on July 6, 2013. "Hendo," who is known for having one of the best chins in mixed martial arts (MMA) history, has felt the wrath of Silva's striking accuracy as he was wobbled on the feet by the Brazilian prior to being finished with a rear-naked choke back at UFC 82. If Weidman has any hopes of dethroning "The Spider," the 42-year-old believes he is going to have to go through the fire and eat some of Silva's precise strikes en route to a victory. While Henderson's money is on Silva to retain his belt come July 4th weekend, he, like many others, believes Weidman has the tools to walk out with the belt.

For more news and notes on UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman," visit our complete event archive here.

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