Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held a formal pre-fight press conference (watch it here) earlier today (July 4, 2013) for this weekend's UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Reigning middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva takes on No. 1 contender Chris Weidman in the main event of the evening, while former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will attempt to rebound from a three-fight losing streak when he takes on the young and dangerous Charles Oliveira in the co-main event.
Eight of the 10 main card fighters were on hand at the presser (see the staredown pics here), and afterwards UFC President Dana White spoke with the media about the latest happenings in the world of MMA.
On top of a can't miss rant about fighter pay in the UFC, White discussed Saturday's event, what's next for "The Spider" if he pulls off yet another victory, potential expansion to Russia and his ongoing discussions with professional boxer Roy Jones Jr.
It's yet another virtual goody bag!
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., July 6, 2013), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV). The latest play-by-play fight updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that, however, around 7 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" undercard bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.
For all the current news and notes on UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman," be sure to check out our complete event archive right here.