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UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman

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Event Title: UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
Points Awarded: 68
Event Rank: #484 out of 1987
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Anderson Silva
Chris Weidman
Chris Weidman
Judge’s decision
Split decision
Chris Weidman
Fight ends in round 2
KO / TKO
+2 points (underdog bonus)
7
Mark Munoz
Tim Boetsch
Tim Boetsch
Fight ends in round 3
KO / TKO
Mark Munoz
Judge’s decision
Unanimous/majority decision
0
Frank Edgar
Charles Oliveira
Frank Edgar
Judge’s decision
Unanimous/majority decision
Frank Edgar
Judge’s decision
Unanimous/majority decision
11
Dennis Siver
Cub Swanson
Cub Swanson
Judge’s decision
Unanimous/majority decision
Cub Swanson
Fight ends in round 3
KO / TKO
5
Roger Gracie
Tim Kennedy
Tim Kennedy
Fight ends in round 1
KO / TKO
Tim Kennedy
Judge’s decision
Unanimous/majority decision
5
Chris Leben
Andrew Craig
Andrew Craig
Judge’s decision
Unanimous/majority decision
Andrew Craig
Judge’s decision
Split decision
14
Brian Melancon
Seth Baczynski
Seth Baczynski
Fight ends in round 2
KO / TKO
Brian Melancon
Fight ends in round 1
KO / TKO
0
Norman Parke
Kazuki Tokudome
Norman Parke
Fight ends in round 1
Submission / Tapout
Norman Parke
Judge’s decision
Unanimous/majority decision
5
David Mitchell
Mike Pierce
Mike Pierce
Judge’s decision
Unanimous/majority decision
Mike Pierce
Fight ends in round 2
KO / TKO
5
Edson Barboza
Rafaello Oliveira
Edson Barboza
Fight ends in round 2
KO / TKO
Edson Barboza
Fight ends in round 2
KO / TKO
11
Dave Herman
Gabriel Gonzaga
Gabriel Gonzaga
Judge’s decision
Unanimous/majority decision
Gabriel Gonzaga
Fight ends in round 1
KO / TKO
5
68
Fighters labeled as “Heavy Underdog” reward a +2 point bonus when they are picked and win their bout.
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B.J. Penn refuses to call it a career. And while “The Prodigy” won’t promise a mixed martial arts (MMA) comeback, a recent FUEL TV report indicates the 34-year-old is training again and may return to the cage for another fight at 155 pounds.

Despite Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Dana White pleading for B.J. Penn to hang up the gloves for good, “The Prodigy” isn’t closing the door on active competition just yet.

In a media scrum following the UFC 160 post-fight press conference last month, White told reporters that he would like to see Penn call it quits when it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, asserting that the Hawaiian is “too tough for his own good.”

“B.J. is too tough for his own good,” White said. “B.J. might not get knocked out, but the shots that B.J. took would have knocked out a normal human being. He’s had his head bounced off the canvas like a basketball by Matt Hughes, Georges St. Pierre and Rory MacDonald just did it to him. B.J. Penn has left that Octagon looking like a fucking alien. He’s too tough for his own good. You don’t knockout B.J. Penn — he absorbs every amount of punishment you give him. It doesn’t mean he hasn’t taken any damage … he’s taken a lot of damage. And I don’t want to see him take any more.”

Those statements apparently didn’t deter the former lightweight and welterweight champion, who on Tuesday (June 4, 2013) got the word out that he isn’t done yet and a return to the Octagon at 155 pounds could be in his future.

“The door is still open for BJ Penn to return to MMA in the future,” Ariel Helwani reported on the most recent edition of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV. “He’s actually training right now and has to check in with his body and mind in the next few months.

“If he does come back, it will be at 155 pounds.”

Penn (16-9-2) has remained quiet since suffering a lopsided three-round beat down from Canadian sensation Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 5 in Dec. 2012 for what was his fourth defeat in six fights.

The 34-year-old has not registered a victory since a 21-second knockout of Matt Hughes in Nov. 2010 and has not competed in the lightweight division since coming out on the losing end of a two-fight championship series with Frankie Edgar.

No potential opponents were suggested for Penn if he does in fact decide to fight again; however, given his history and resume there is little doubt he would settle for anything less than elite opposition.

Gabriel Gonzaga will fill in for the injured Shane Del Rosario against Dave Herman at UFC 162: “Silva vs. Weidman” on July 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The injury bug has struck an upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contest slated to take place this summer.

Shane Del Rosario, who was expected to face Dave Herman at UFC 162 on July 6, 2013, has been forced off the card due to injury and will be replaced by former divisional title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga.

UFC officials announced news of the switch on Friday (May 31, 2013) evening on Twitter. The nature of Del Rosario’s injury was not revealed.

Herman (21-5) is in a do-or-die situation after returning from rehab, a stint that was required by UFC after he failed his UFC 153 drug test for marijuana (details here). In addition to having lost three straight fights inside the Octagon, it was the second time in his ZUFFA career that “Pee Wee” tested positive for the drug.

Gonzaga (14-7) is also in need of a victory after suffering an underwhelming first-round knockout loss to Travis Browne at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in April.

The defeat snapped a three-fight win-streak for “Napao” and despite claims of illegal blows to the back of his head, the result of the fight stood.

At 34 years old, Gonzaga will need to bounce back with a sharp performance if he hopes to stay employed.

Herman vs. Gonzaga will take place on the preliminary portion of the UFC 162 fight card, which is expected to broadcasted on FX and streamed via Facebook.

UFC 162: “Silva vs. Weidman” is headlined by a middleweight championship contest as top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter and longtime 185-pound kingpin Anderson Silvaputs his title on the line against undefeated “All American” Chris Weidman.

Former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar is back at 145 pounds to challenge jiu-jitsu ace Charles Oliveira, while streaking featherweight contender Cub Swanson tries to bang it out with German kickboxer Dennis Siver.

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He’s back! But is he better than ever? UFC veteran Tyson Griffin will write a new chapter in his combat sports career when he debuts with World Series of Fighting (WSOF) this August against an opponent to be named.

Goodbye Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA), hello World Series of Fighting (WSOF).

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Tyson Griffin, who was bounced from the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion after missing weight and getting knocked out by Bart Palaszewski at UFC 137 in late 2011, is the latest ZUFFA castaway to find work outside the Octagon.

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See the first poster for the upcoming UFC 162 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 6, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada, which features a 185-pound title fight between division champion Anderson Silva and No. 1 contender Chris Weidman.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today unveiled its first look at the poster for its upcoming Fourth of July Weekend pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 6, 2013.

Get ready for a title change, according to this guy.

UFC 162: “Silva vs. Weidman” is headlined by a middleweight championship contest as top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter and longtime 185-pound kingpin Anderson Silva puts his title on the line against undefeated mat rat Chris Weidman.

That’s not all.

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar tries to get back into the win column at the expense of jiu-jitsu wunderkind Charles Oliveira, while Chan Sung Jung battles Ricardo Lamas for the right to challenge for the promotion’s 145-pound title.

Here’s a look at the full monty:

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Ariel Helwani during the Daily Line said that people made a lot of BJ going into that fight injured, but he said that Edgar had to go to the hospital after that fight for a staph infection he already had. Can anyone confirm this to be true because this is the first I’ve heard of this?

jiujitsu100
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Yes Frankie had staph infection, it came up really badly a few hours after the fight and someone had to take a cab into Abu Dhabi to get medicine for him. I know, I was there as Ricardo Almeida was trying to arrange the medicine..

100% TRUE.

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Quoteworthy:

“I like the way Kenny Florian fights when he’s not fighting for a title. [He] comes in with a completely different game plan and fights not like Kenny Florian when he’s fighting for the title. I think he’s got a title mental-blockage. If Frankie beat B.J. again, yeah, that would probably be a good thing for Kenny. We’ll see how this whole thing shakes out.”

UFC President Dana White comments on the career performances of perennial number one contender Kenny Florian, who is booked to face Gray Maynard in the promotion’s Boston debut at UFC 118 at the TD Garden on August 28. “KenFlo” has been to the mountain top twice before, coming up short against Sean Sherk and BJ Penn. Outside of those losses, he’s 11-1 with 10 finishes inside the Octagon. Does he have a “title mental-blockage?” Or were Sherk and Penn just that much better than him at the time of their championship bouts?