UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman fight card shaping up

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

A look at the early fight card for UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman on July 6th.

The UFC's annual Independence Day card will go down on July 6th in Las Vegas and like last year, the UFC middleweight title will be up for grabs in the main event. Champion Anderson Silva will defend his belt against top contender and undefeated Chris Weidman. Most of the other top-level bouts that have been added to the card so far are in the middleweight or featherweight divisions. Besides the title matchup, Tim Boetsch will take on the returning Mark Munoz in a big 185-pound fight, while Roger Gracie and Tim Kennedy will make their UFC debuts against each other.

At 145, Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas will meet in a top contenders bout while former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar meets Charles Oliveira. In addition to that, Dennis Siver will fight Cub Swanson.

Here's a look at the current card:

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman [MW title]
Chan Sung Jung vs. Ricardo Lamas
Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson
Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz
Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
Andrew Craig vs. Chris Leben
Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon


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