Chris Weidman-Anderson Silva rematch set for December

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will get a rematch with Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 168 on Dec. 28 at MGM Grand.

Weidman ended Silva’s seven-year reign as champion with a second-round knockout in the same venue on July 6.

Silva originally said he would not seek a rematch, but the fight was announced on ESPN by UFC president Dana White on Saturday afternoon.

A previously announced main event fight between Miesha Tate and women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will now serve as the co-main event.


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