This year's July 4 weekend UFC event, UFC 162, will probably turn out to be one of the most highly anticipated of the year. The main event is already set with Middleweight champion Anderson Silva scheduled to fight rising star Chris Weidman. The fight will mark the first time Silva has defended his belt since UFC 148 last summer.
Tuesday on UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani announced that an additional 185 lb. fight has been added to the card:
Chris Leben last entered the Octagon back at UFC 155. In that fight, he lost a fairly one sided unanimous decision to Strikeforce crossover Derek Brunson. Leben was returning from a 14 month layoff caused by a failed drug test at UFC 138 where he gave up a TKO loss to Mark Munoz. He's now 1-3 in his last four and very possibly on thin ice if he doesn't pull off the win in July.
Andrew Craig entered the UFC as an undefeated prospect with a unanimous decision win at UFC On FX 2. He continued to make his name with a KO win in his second UFC fight, but lost for the first time in his career at UFC On FX 7 via decision to Ronny Markes. The Texas native will be looking to add the TUF 1 veteran's name to his list of wins.
UFC 162 is slated for July 6 in Las Vegas, NV with no venue yet announced. So far, it's loaded with Middleweight fights as Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy and Mark Munoz vs. Tim Boetsch are the only other fights announced for the card.