He beats him worse than their first fight. Silva has nothing for Weidman at this point in his career. He's older now and Weidman will be even better, plus he has the mental edge since he won the first fight.
Chris Weidman is a nightmare for a prime Silva, but one thats nearly 40? He has only a punchers chance if he can lure Chris into a striking match for most of the fight again. If Chris sticks to the game plan he wins 9 times out of 10.
X Factor: Silva
Wrestling Advantage: Weidman
Stand up: Even
Sub game: Weidman
Mental edge: Weidman
The reason I say the stand up is even when it's pretty obvious Silva is the better striker is because Weidman knocked him out. When strikers have to worry about the takedown they can't let their hand go like in a pure stand up fight. Look at the JDS/Cain fight where Cain dominated the Standup. JDS has far superior hands but cains cardio and wrestling negates his boxing.
I can't wait to bump this thread after the fight.