UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman makes his first title defense at UFC 168 in December, when he has a highly anticipated with the man he knockout out, mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva, to stake his claim to the belt.
The main event is certainly a must-see bout, but there is also another heated rivalry on the card.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rouse will also put her belt on the line against Miesha Tate, who is coaching opposite Rousey on this season of The Ultimate Fighter. With the two rematches headlining the card, UFC president Dana White stated his believe that this will go down as the biggest pay-per view draw in the promotion’s history.
“Georges St-Pierre is our biggest pay-per-view star,” said White a recent UFC Fight Night 31 conference call. “Chael Sonnen argues with me and disagrees with me, of course because he’s on the card, and Georges St. Pierre is obviously the biggest star we have in pay-per-view, but I think 168 will beat it. As we get closer, you get more of a feeling on what you’re going to do. I know this is a bold prediction, but I think 168 is going to be the biggest pay-per-view we’ve ever done.”
There is no doubt that this is a huge event that will have the attention of people in and out of the sports world, so we will have to wait and see if the event delivers as far as White is concerned with the buy rates.