The UFC has certainly stepped up their game on the event poster front. The generic fighter poses where the opponents stood on opposite sides of each other on the billboard was so outdated.
The latest revamped ad to hit the Internet is to promote the most anticipated middleweight rematch in MMA history. “UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II” takes place December 28 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For the first time since challenging then-champion Rich Franklin for his 185-pound title, which was only his second fight in the UFC, Anderson Silva’s name doesn’t appear first on a poster. Naturally, that honor goes to Chris Weidman for UFC 168, who slapped Silva silly in their initial encounter.
In addition, as long as she sits atop the throne, this might be the last time UFC bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey doesn’t get top billing on a Octagon fight card.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben
Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Brandao
Gleison Tibau vs. Michael Johnson
Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne
Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey (UFC bantamweight champion)
Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman (UFC middleweight champion)