UFC 168 Official Weigh-in Results: Silva Had His Time, Weidman Says Now It’s His Turn

December 27, 2013
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Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva UFC 168 Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate UFC 168On Friday, the 22 fighters participating on the UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 fight card officially weighed in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC 168 features two of the most anticipated rematches in mixed martial arts history.

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will try to put a stamp on the belt he took from Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in July by defeating “the Spider” again. Silva is looking to further his legacy by taking his belt back from Weidman, and reinstating his reign as the top middleweight fighter on the planet.

Like Tate did before him, Silva made his way to the weigh-in stage from the opposite side as is the norm, weighing in at 185 pounds. Weidman, like Rousey, entered from the traditional side, and stepped on the scale at 184 pounds.

Silva had little to say after he faced off with Weidman, saying, “Great show for all the people and the fans of the UFC. That’s it. The belt back [nodding his head].”

Weidman had little more to say, but put the fight in perspective, knowing that he has to win to quiet the naysayers that believe the first fight was an aberration.

“It means everything. It’s the biggest fight of my life,” said Weidman. “Anderson Silva had his, this is my time.”

In the night’s co-main event, current UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, puts her belt on the line for just the second time. She was the Strikeforce women’s champion when the promotion was folded into the UFC and thus, the belt was transferred over. She defeated Liz Carmouche in the first-ever UFC women’s bout, and now rematches her nemesis, Miesha Tate, who is the woman Rousey defeated to win the Strikeforce belt.

Tate, before weighing in, came out from the opposite side of the stage of all the other fighters (save for Silva). Tate weighed in at 135 pounds. Rousey came out from the traditional side of the stage and also weighed 135 pounds.

Rousey and Tate’s staredown was intense, UFC president Dana White ready to step in, but neither said a word or made a move towards the other.

Diego Brandao, who kicks off the UFC 168 main card on pay-per-view opposite Dustin Poirier, came in well off the mark, weighing in at 153 pounds for their 145-pound bout. Brandao did not attempt to cut any further weight and had to forfeit 25-percent of his fight purse.

Poirier pointed and got in Brandao’s face when they squared off after weighing in, obviously displeased with him missing weight.

UFC 168 Official Weigh-in Results

Main Card (on Pay-Per-View)
-Chris Weidman (184) vs. Anderson Silva (185)
-Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Miesha Tate (135)
-Travis Browne (242) vs. Josh Barnett (252)
-Jim Miller (156) vs. Fabricio Camoes (156)
-Dustin Poirier (146) vs. Diego Brandao (153)

Preliminary Card
-Chris Leben (185.5) vs. Uriah Hall (185)
-Gleison Tibau (156) vs. Michael Johnson (156)
-Dennis Siver (145) vs. Manny Gamburyan (146)
-John Howard (171) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (171)
-William Macario (171) vs. Bobby Voelker (171)
-Robbie Peralta (145.5) vs. Estevan Payan (145)

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  • Usmc8408

    Silva has a totally different look in his eyes. I don’t think he’s playing games this time around….which I’m hoping he isn’t. Tactic or not, his clowning has gotten old.

    • Maddawgmar

      But is that gonna open up his striking or is it gonna open up the takedown? That is the question that remains to be seen.

  • Jay NoonaYeppo 나쁜 여자

    Silva looks determined and serious. Weidman was whining a bit on Instagram during the holidays, but both men have their game faces on. Tate and Rousey seem evenly matched. I wish the fans wouldn’t boo so much though. Let’s just enjoy some good fights and may the best fighter win!

    • Maddawgmar

      Tate Rousey evenly matched? Rousey is on another level than Tate. That being said I agree with everything else. Even with the boos Rousey got a bigger ovation than Tate.

  • Timothy Malone

    With how dominant Silva was but how the fight went last time this is a dream match-up. I don’t know how anyone could be confident in picking a winner. In my opinion the odds are like 60-40 in favor of Silva.

    • julian moran

      I Agree, I would have Silva as the favorite at -130

  • Did Brandao even try to make weight? Seriously.

    • Maddawgmar

      The ultimate disrespect. Every fighter owes their opponent one thing, to show up to fight on weight. I’d be pissed too if I were Poirier.

    • shakejunt

      obviously something went wrong during his camp/cut. he’s not a repeat offender and dana seemed to be understanding after he weighed in.