The mixed martial arts (MMA) march to promote UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" continues to roll today (Tues., Sept. 24, 2013) with the second stop on a seven-city, seven-day "World Tour" to promote the "biggest fight" in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history.
"All American" and "Spider" are in Las Vegas, Nevada, this afternoon at MGM Grand Garden Arena, which will host the colossal pay-per-view (PPV) event on Dec. 28, 2013. The promotional event, which is free and open to fight fans in "Sin City," will stream live in the video player above, beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
Even though the "World Tour" kicked off just yesterday in Torrance, Calif., the pair already began to exchange words, with Weidman declaring that he is "100 percent healthy" and Silva vowing to "give back" a knockout after he was finished by the undefeated Long Island, N.Y., native in the second round at UFC 162 this past Fourth of July weekend.
Expect more of the same, perhaps even another lip-locking staredown opportunity, when Weidman and Silva hold center stage at MGM Grand Garden Arena later this afternoon.
In the meantime check out the remaining UFC 168 "World Tour" schedule below:
Monday, Sept. 23 -- Los Angeles, Calif. -- UFC Gym in Torrance, 4 p.m. PT: Q&A with UFC President Dana White, UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and former Middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Sept. 24 -- Las Vegas, Nevada -- Main Lobby, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 11 a.m. PT: Press conference with UFC President Dana White, Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva. Free and open to the public, streamed live on UFC.com.
- Wednesday, Sept. 25 - New York, N.Y. -- UFC Gym John Street, 5 p.m. ET: Autograph signing with Weidman and Silva for the first 300 fans.
- Thursday, Sept. 26 -- Bristol, Conn.: ESPN Press Day. Media only.
- Friday, Sept. 27 -- Miami, Fla. -- Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront Park, 1 p.m. ET: Open workout with Weidman and Silva. Free and open to the public.
- Sunday, Sept. 29 -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- (location/details forthcoming): Q&A with UFC President Dana White, Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva. Free and open to the public.
- Monday, Sept. 30 -- Sao Paulo, Brazil: Press conference (location/details forthcoming) with UFC President Dana White, Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva. Streamed live on UFC.com.