Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva Fight Estimated To Do 550,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

For the prediction that UFC President Dana White made about UFC 162 trending to about 800,000 buys was a little bit off.

According to Dave Meltzer from MMAFighting.com, UFC 162 featuring Chris Weidman knocking off Anderson Silva to win the UFC middleweight championship did about 550,000 buys on pay-per view.

The promotion based around the fight was that fighters were picking Weidman to knock off Silva and it seems like it was a success for the organization.

The number of buys for UFC 162 would be right around the projection of UFC 159 when Jon Jones defeated Chael Sonnen to make the second highest number of buys in 2013. The highest number of buys would be 950,000 buys for UFC 158 when Georges St-Pierre defeated Nick Diaz.

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – UFC 162 Recap

On today’s podcast Steve talks to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford.

Steve and Percy recap UFC 162 from Saturday night as Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to become the UFC middleweight champion. Steve and Percy discuss what’s next for Weidman and Silva, will Silva retire, discuss whether Silva was really into the fight and much more.

The guys then get into Nick Diaz wanting to return to the UFC, the UFC world tour, if the UFC stole the idea from boxing, what fighters can do to market themselves better ad much more.

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Video: Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar Hall of Fame Ceremony

Dana White announced in May that the next two members of the UFC Hall of Fame would be former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar.

That ceremony took place on Saturday at the UFC Fan Expo leading up to UFC 162. Here is the video below provided by MMA Heat with the complete induction of both fighters.

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UFC 162 Salaries: Anderson Silva Tops With $600K

UFC 162 took place on Saturday night with Chris Weidman defeating Anderson Silva to become the UFC middleweight champion. The Nevada State Athletic Commission sent an email to media members with the disclosed salaries of all the UFC 162 participants.

Weidman took home a disclosed $48,000, while Silva took a home a disclosed $600,000, which topped all fighters on the card. Here are the disclosed salaries for UFC 162.

Main Card Fighters:

-Anderson Silva: $600,000 ($600,000 to show, $200,000 to win)

-Chris Weidman: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)

-Charles Oliveira: $21,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 to win)

-Frankie Edgar: $240,000 ($120,000 to show, $120,000 to win)

-Roger Gracie: $50,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)

-Tim Kennedy: $90,000 ($60,000 to show, $30,000 to win)

-Denis Siver: $33,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)

-Cub Swanson: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)

Preliminary Card Fighters:

-Andrew Craig: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)

-Chris Leben: $51,000 ($51,000 to show, $51,000 to win)

-Kazuki Tokudome: $8,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)

-Norman Parke: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)

-Dave Herman $23,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)

-Gabriel Gonzaga: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)

-Rafello Oliveira: $14,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)

-Edson Barboza: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)

-Brian Melancon: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)

-Seth Baczynski: $16,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)

-David Mitchell: $10,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)

-Mike Pierce: $56,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 to win)

The above figures do not include any bonuses given as performance based bonuses or back room bonuses that are rumored to be given to some athletes.

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UFC 162 Bonuses: Weidman Picks Up Bonus After Knocking Out Anderson Silva

After knocking out the longest reigning champion in UFC history, Chris Weidman picked up a little extra money for his handywork.

The new middleweight champion picked up an additional $50,000 for his “knockout of the night” win over Anderson Silva.

UFC officials also announced after the card that they were handing two $50,000 “fight of the night” bonuses as well. Those went to featherweights Frankie Edgar and Charles Oliveira with the other one going to featherweights Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver. There was no “submission of the night” bonuses due to no submissions on the card.

Edgar and Oliveira fought a three round war with Edgar (16-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC) defeating Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) by unanimous decision (30-27×3) in a fight closer than the scorecards would indicate.

Siver and Swanson kicked off the main card of last night’s main card. The two top featherweights put on a show as Silver won the first round with Swanson coming back to win the second. Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) then closed the show and stopped Siver (21-9 MMA, 10-6 UFC) in the third by TKO to pick up his fifth straight win.

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UFC 162 Video Highlights Of Chris Weidman Defeating Anderson Silva

See the highlight video of Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) ending the run of Anderson Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) to become the UFC middleweight champion last night at UFC 162.

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Chris Weidman Defeats Anderson Silva To Win the UFC Middleweight Championship

Chris Weidman said he got into MMA because he knew he could beat Anderson Silva. The New York native made good on his promise.

Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) shocked the world as he defeated Anderson Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) by knockout at 1:18 of Round 2 to become the UFC middleweight champion.

Weidman took Silva down early in the fight, but Silva was able to get the fight back standing to the fight. Silva then started mocking Weidman by dropping his hands and daring Weidman to hit him even though the challenger dominated the first round.

The second round started as how the first ended with Silva dropping his hands while dancing in the process. The former champion then backed away with his hands on hips, Weidman missed two punches, but the third didn’t miss as the punch dropped Silva and one more punch did it for Silva and referee Herb Dean stopped the fight.

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – July 5, 2013

Brian and Steve preview UFC 162 including Anderson Silva against Chris Weidman for the middleweight championship, if Weidman really has a chance to beat Silva, the undercard including Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira, Tim Kennedy vs. Roger Gracie, Mark Munoz against Tim Boetsch and Cub Swanson facing Dennis Siver, the UFC Hall of Fame and more.

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Between The Ropes | Ricardo Lamas and Tim Boetsch Discuss UFC 162 – July 4, 2013

On today’s podcast we start our preview for UFC 162, which takes this Saturday night in Las Vegas. The main event of that show will feature UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva as he will be squaring off with Chris Weidman.

On today’s podcast we speak to UFC middleweight Tim Boetsch as he discusses his bout with Mark Munoz this Saturday night. Boetsch discusses his loss at UFC 155, PED usage, where a victory puts him in the middleweight division and much more.

We also speak to UFC featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas, who was supposed to fight the Korean Zombie at this weekend’s card. Lamas goes into why he deserved the shot at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo instead of Zombie at UFC 163 in August, if he feels like Johny Hendricks, if he will wait for the winner of Aldo/Zombie and much more.

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Video: UFC 162 Countdown Full Episode

The UFC traditionally does an event every year on Fourth of July weekend. This year is no different.

UFC 162 takes place on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The UFC last night aired, “Countdown to UFC 162″ last night on Fuel TV.

The episode previewed the main event featuring UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva Anderson Silva(33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) defending his title against Chris Weidman(9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar(15-4-1 MMA, 9-4-1 UFC) against Charles Oliveira(16-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in the co-main event in featherweight action and featherweights Dennis Siver(21-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) facing off with Cub Swanson(19-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a key bout between top 10 featherweights.

Watch the full videos below previewing all three fights.

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Video: Fighters Give Predictions For Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman UFC 162 Main Event

UFC 162 is this Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The main event features the pound for pound king and possibly the greatest of all-time, the UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva(33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) facing off with number one contender Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC).

In the video above, some of the UFC’s biggest stars give their predictions on who win Saturday’s main event.

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