The five fights airing live during the “UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman” pay-per-view broadcast has been finalized.
Obviously, a middleweight title tilt between champion Anderson Silva (pictured) and Chris Weidman headline the July 6 festivities. However, nobody knew the featherweight scrap with Frankie Edgar and Charles Oliveira scored co-main event status until now.
Strikeforce transfers Roger Gracie and Tim Kennedy get the night’s third-to-top billing.
Critical 145-pound shootouts between Ricardo Lamas and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, as well as Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver round out the main card. A top contender for the division will likely emerge from the foursome.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada serves as host.
Here is the show’s current roster:
(Facebook and FX)
Mike Pierce vs. David Mitchell
Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon
Shane Del Rosario vs. Dave Herman
Edson Barboza vs. John Makdessi
Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig
Mark Munoz vs. Tim Boetsch
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver
Ricardo Lamas vs. “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung
Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva (UFC middleweight champion)