Get ready for some fireworks!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is all set to kick off its Fourth of July weekend pay-per-view (PPV) bonanza this Saturday night (July 6, 2013) live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Silva vs. Weidman" will feature reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva taking on undefeated No. 1-ranked 185-pound contender Chris Weidman in the main event of the evening. "All American" will attempt to do what no man has done to date inside the Octagon and squish "The Spider" to make good on his promise as "super" fight wrecker.
Silva and Weidman were on hand earlier this afternoon at the UFC 162 pre-fight press conference (full recap here), to talk about their championship showdown and to face off for the cameras:
Also coming nose-to-nose were Featherweight co-headliners Frankie Edgar and Charles Oliveira. "The Answer" is hoping to score his first-ever 145-pound victory -- and snap an uncharacteristic three-fight losing skid -- against "Do Bronx," who is looking to get "back in the mix" after a knockout loss to Cub Swanson.
Here's a look at their staredown:
It should be an electric night of fights.
Remember: MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 162 fight card on fight night, starting with the Facebook "Prelims," which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, right on through the FX-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV action, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
See you then!