Report: Anderson Silva-Chris Weidman Scheduled For July

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is being targeted for a return to the Octagon this July, and his opponent would be Chris Weidman.

The Brazilian news source Tatame reported the bout recently. It would take place from Las Vegas on July 6.

Silva successfully defended his title against Chael Sonnen last year, and also earned a light heavyweight win over Stephan Bonnar.

Weidman has been pushing hard for a bout with “The Spider” since defeating Mark Munoz. He was knocked out of a planned encounter with Tim Boetsch after suffering a training injury.

“We have had some conversations, but still there’s nothing official,” said Dave Martin, who represents Weidman. “We are negotiating, though nothing is confirmed.”

While Weidman would appear to be the consensus top contender to Silva, the extended layoff will not do him any favors against the greatest of all-time. Weidman will need to follow Sonnen’s game plan from the first Silva-Sonnen fight to have any kind of success.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Unaccountable-Drones/100003742133524 Unaccountable Drones

    If Weidman can’t compete on his feet he’s going down like everyone else…. much easier to hit a guy you know is trying to set up TDs than to set up TDs and complete them. You HAVE to look past Silva’s striking greatness to a certain degree and get in his face and take his punches and hit him hard if you want to take him down – there’s a price you have to be willing to pay – bite down on that mouthpiece and war til you get him to the cage – odds are low but if you hover and try and set up Mat Hughes style Tds you’re gettin picked apart and KO’d by the single greatest puncher in combat sports history period.

  • http://profiles.google.com/highdollarstl Bill Schumer

    Oops, he may just get what he wished for. Anderson by KO.

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