UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, is officially in the books after another action-packed evening (July 6, 2013) of mixed martial arts (MMA) action.
Fourth of July fireworks!
The main event of the evening, Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman, was billed as "undisputed" versus "undefeated," with a considerable amount of professionals and "experts" picking "All American" to end the legendary Middleweight championship run of "The Spider."
And, amazingly, most of them were correct; however, it's doubtful that anyone "in the know" predicted Weidman to register an astonishing knockout that shook the sport to it's core (watch highlights here).
In other main card action, former Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar -- riding a rare three-fight losing streak -- was on the hunt for his first Featherweight win inside the Octagon, colliding with Charles Oliveira in what could only be considered a "do or die" match for "The Answer."
He did, setting a fast pace (as promised) and hanging on for a fun -- and much needed -- unanimous decision victory.
Cub Swanson, meanwhile, continued his ascent to the top of the 145-pound title contender ladder with a second round destruction of Dennis Siver, while Mark Munoz got back on track with a three-round thumping of Tim Boetsch in a lopsided Middleweight affair.
Anyway, as usual, all the stars of the show came to dish the dirt on the event immediately afterward at the post-fight press conference, including Silva, Weidman, Edgar, Munoz and Swanson, among others. Naturally, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White -- who almost always emcees the post-fight event wrap up shows -- was also in attendance.
For complete UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" results, including blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's MMA action, click here.