Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort UFC title fight will take place in Las Vegas
Once the dust settled from Chris Weidman‘s first defense of the UFC middleweight title – and the shock wore off a little over what happened to Anderson Silva‘s leg – the questions started about where his next defense would take place.
The opponent had been known – UFC President Dana White had already said the white-hot Vitor Belfort would be next in line for the Weidman-Silva winner after UFC 168, which took place this past Saturday in Las Vegas...
Anderson Silva’s son wants his dad to stop fighting
Kalyl Silva, the teenage son of Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC), has his dad’s long limbs and an apparent knack for striking.
Prior to the ex-middleweight champ’s title defense against Vitor Belfort at UFC 126, his son hit pads before reporters. In the final scene of the documentary “Like Water,” he was seen doing some light sparring with his father.
The young Silva could be a future legend. But right now, he wants the legend closest to him to hang up his gloves.
Surgeon Details Anderson Silva’s Surgery, Expects Full Recovery
Dr. Steven Sanders, who performed the surgery on former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s broken leg in the early hours of Sunday morning, detailed the procedure and recovery process during a media conference call on Monday.
Silva broke both the tibia and fibula in his left leg during the UFC 168 main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 28 when champion Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick. The fractures occurred about equal distance from the ankle. Sanders described the injury as “fairly severe,” and the leg was stabilized inside the Octagon...