Tatame: Silva vs. Weidman in talks for July 6 fight

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon on July 6, against Chris Weidman, two days after American Independence Day. The UFC usually holds a large events in that holiday week and, according to information obtained by TATAME, Black House managers Jorge Guimarães and Ed Soares are in negotiations for a fight on this date.

Contacted by TATAME, Chris Weidman’s agent Dave Martin, confirmed that the UFC is interested in the fight for the Independence Day week, which should happen in Las Vegas. He said there have been initial contact to make the match, and Weidman waiting for a positive response from Zuffa.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is 100% physically, and awaits the official announcement of his next fight, while meeting business commitments. His last performance took place at UFC Rio 3, when he knocked out Stephan Bonnar in a non-tile super fight without putting the title on the line.

The undefeated Weidman has not fought since his victory over Mark Munoz by knockout, and is coming off a shoulder injury.

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