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UFC 162 Anderson Silva Has Immediate Rematch In Pocket

UFC 162 Anderson Silva Has Immediate Rematch In Pocket

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is 16-0 since joining the UFC.

That includes 10 successful title defenses of his 185-pound belt, and even a win at light heavyweight over soon-to-be-hall-of-famer Forrest Griffin.

Saturday night, “The Spider” will step inside the Octagon against a man many view as his toughest challenge – Chris Weidman – at UFC 162.

If Silva were to falter, UFC president Dana White would have no problems issuing an immediate rematch between the new champion and the former one.

“I’d do the rematch the next fight,” said White, in a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com. “Guy hasn’t lost in the UFC ever, has beat everybody. He loses that fight, he’s the guy for a rematch if he wants it.”

Many are forecasting a Weidman victory over Silva, who has been tabbed a 2-to-1 favorite.

Weidman previously stated that he planned to offer Silva an immediate rematch for New York City, but that isn’t happening after issues getting the sport sanctioned failed to pass earlier this year in the state.

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