UFC 168 takes place in Las Vegas on December 28th, and is headlined by two huge title rematches. The main event will see UFC middleweight championChris Weidman attempt to defeat former champ Anderson Silva for the second time, while Ronda Rousey will defend her women's bantamweight title against fellow TUF coach Miesha Tate.
The card also features a big heavyweight bout between Josh Barnett and Travis Browne, along with a bevy of action at the lighter weights. Here's a look at the current card, which isn't set in stone as of yet.
Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva [MW title] Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate [Women's BW title] Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben Diego Brandao vs. Dustin Poirier Manny Gamburyan vs. Dennis Siver Fabricio Camoes vs. Jim Miller William Macario vs. Bobby Voelker Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard Estevan Payan vs. Robbie Peralta
Come one, come all. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is presenting to you for your viewing pleasure UFC 168, set to transpire Dec. 28 from the clandestine desert outpost of Las Vegas, Nev.
Curiosities abound. Will Anderson Silva regain his middleweight title, or will he be turned away by new champion Chris Weidman? Does Miesha Tate have a snowball's chance in Hades of upsetting the great and powerful Ronda Rousey, and if she does accomplish this unlikely feat, will Miss Rousey spontaneously combust with rage, reduced to a mere pile of ashes before our very eyes?
These are the questions with which we wrestle. And they are but the tip of the iceberg. So get excited.
To aid you in the process, here are quick previews and predictions for each of the five main card bouts. Step right up.
Dana White says UFC 168 will be the biggest pay-per-view event in UFC history, according to Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com.
I disagree. I don't think it's going to come remotely close to dethroning UFC 100 as theMMA pay-per-view king. But there's little question that it's going to be one of the biggest events of 2013, and that's mostly due to the final two fights—championship rematches with high levels of anticipation.
It's headlined by Chris Weidman defending his middleweight championship for the first time against the man who used to hold the belt, Anderson Silva. Weidman shocked the world last summer when he finished Silva in the second round of their UFC 162 main event, handing Silva his first-ever loss in the promotion and dethroning the pound-for-pound king.
Now, they fight again, and I'm here to preview that matchup.
I'll also take a look at the co-main event between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Does "Cupcake" have a chance of doing what nobody else has done thus far in Rousey's career? Can she wrest control of the UFC bantamweight championship away from the armbar queen? And, most importantly, will she get revenge for Rousey's ludicrous behavior on Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter?
Check out my official predictions for these UFC 168 showdowns by viewing the video above.
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