Silva’s Reign Ends At UFC 162

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silva vs. weidman, ufc 162 – credit: Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After weeks of talk about UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman, the Weidman train derailed the Silva train. At 1:18 of the second round, Weidman knocked out Silva with punches to become the new UFC Middleweight Champion.

Other main card results below.

It all started, however, before fight began when Silva ignored Weidman’s glove tap during final instructions. And then… the cocky arrogance and taunting from Silva just escalated while Weidman was all business. Perhaps if Silva had checked his ego in at the door he would still be the champion. But he didn’t, and he lost.

Silva at least had the dignity to give Weidman credit after the fight:

Chris Weidman is the best, he’s the new champion. He’s the best.”

According to, Silva declined Weidman’s rematch offer and told Joe Rogan that he was done with title matches, but that he would continue to compete. I guess holding two UFC records (win streak: 16; title defenses: 10) is good enough for the former champ.

UFC 162 – Main Event:

185 lbs: UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman — Weidman wins via knockout (punches) at 1:18 of round two
145 lbs: Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira — Edgar wins via unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28)
185 lbs: Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy — Kennedy wins via unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28)
145 lbs: Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver — Swanson wins via TKO (punches) at 2:34 of round three
185 lbs: Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz — Munoz wins via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
185 lbs: Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig — Craig wins via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
155 lbs: Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome — Parke wins via unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28)
155 lbs: Edson Barboza vs. Rafaello Oliveira — Barboza wins via TKO (leg kicks) at 1:41 of round two
265 lbs: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Dave Herman — Gonzaga wins via TKO (punches) at 0:17 of round one
170 lbs: Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon — Melancon wins via knockout (punches) at 4:59 of round one
170 lbs: David Mitchell vs. Mike Pierce — Pierce wins via TKO (punches) at 2:55 of round two

Rock Hard \m/

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