UFC 163: Matt Serra On Weidman – “He’s Finishing Anderson Silva”

Matt Serra knows what it feels like to shock the MMA world.

Several years ago, Serra ended the reign of Georges St-Pierre atop the UFC welterweight division.

Now, the former UFC champion believes a student of his can do the same.

Chris Weidman will face Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title in July at UFC 162. “The Spider” has 10 successful title defenses to his credit, and 16 straight wins overall.

“I absolutely believe he will be the next champ,” said Serra to Bloody Elbow. “He has a strong belief in himself and he’s very confident. If things do go right, which I think they will, he’s not just winning, he’s finishing Anderson Silva.”

Weidman defeated Mark Munoz last year via knockout to secure his position as a challenger to Silva. He spent much of 2012, and the first-half of 2013, on the sidelines, recovering from surgery.

  • illegalelbow!

    Weidman better bring everyone of his A Games!!! i would like to see him do it, but he cant just FOOL himself into believing, he has to do it!!! theres a damn good possibility!!!! But Silva will bring his A game as well, and we may just see the next level that Anderson is on, and how the lower tier fighters arent on that level!!!

  • Drewdown

    I don’t believe that Anderson Silva’s gonna lose 2 Chris Weidman just because he’s looked good in a few matches,Silva’s beaten many of the top ranking fighters already 2 which i don’t see him changing his style anytime soon,so in other words Silva by Ko or Submission early 1st or 3rd rd.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown

Event Date: July 26, 2014
Broadcast: Fox, Fox Sports 1

UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux

Event Date: August 16, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le

Event Date: August 23, 2014
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos

Event Date: August 23, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II

Event Date: August 30, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull 2

Event Date: September 5, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV