The UFC has named Chris “The All American” Weidman as the #1 contender to Anderson “Spider” Silva’s middleweight title and has signed the fight for July 6 at UFC 162 in Las Vegas. Weidman lobbied long and hard for the chance to take on Silva, and Silva’s camp in turn were not pleased at the prospect of facing Weidman, probably because his popularity is not where it could be if he won a few more fights in the UFC. Nevertheless, we have Silva vs. Weidman, and we’ll see if Weidman’s stellar wrestling will be the antidote to Silva’s fantastic stand-up and BJJ.

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