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Dana White Still Looking At Chris Weidman-Anderson Silva II For This Year

Dana White Still Looking At Chris Weidman-Anderson Silva II For This Year

UFC president Dana White has been talking about pairing new UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champ Anderson Silva together again this year.

While Silva continued to say no to rematch talks immediately following the loss at UFC 162, White believes in these days away from the bout, “The Spider” will have had a change of heart.

“I’m flying to L.A. next week to talk to Silva,” said White, in an interview with NBC Sports Radio. “Anderson Silva is going to get knocked out again by reality in a few days and he is going to want to do this fight again.”

Previously, White mentioned UFC 168 and the year-end event as a possible destination for the rematch. However, he backtracked and stated that Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate will remain in the main event slot for that card.

“I’m looking to do the rematch this year,” White said. “There is going to be a rematch. There is no way we don’t do this rematch.”

The UFC has set up their pay-per-view schedule for the remainder of the year with championship main events. They could pair two titles up on one card, but the fight going down in 2014 seem more logical at the moment.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD