Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Anderson Silva celebrates after defeating Chael Sonnen (not pictured) during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 162: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman Official For MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 6

This summer’s UFC 162 event that will be headlined by a middleweight title bout between Anderson Silva and undefeated Chris Weidman now has an official venue. The event will head to the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas on July 6.

More information on the event, including ticket sales, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Silva was initially hesitant to take the bout against Weidman because he only wants big fights at this point in his career, but he has finally decided to take the fight. Weidman, 9-0, has nowhere near the experience of the champion but he has easily disposed of his opponents in the octagon and has a style that could spell trouble for the champ.

Whether or not people believe Weidman deserves the bout, he is ranked as the No. 1 contender in the division and the UFC needed to give him the title shot if they wanted their rankings to have any credibility.

Here is the current UFC 162 fight card:

  • Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman – for middleweight title
  • Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz
  • Rafael Cavalcante vs. Thiago Silva
  • Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy

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