The UFC is looking towards having their first stadium show and they have a huge line-up planned if all comes to fruition.
According to Dave Metzer, the UFC is looking at having a super fight and a heavyweight title fight for their show in Dallas.
“Nothing was said as far as when or where the match will take place. There is an idea floating around to try and put on the biggest show in company history at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas this fall. Several things would have to fall into place for this to happen, the key being Anderson Silva retaining the middleweight title against Chris Weidman, and not being banged up in the process. In addition, Jon Jones would have to be recovered from his own toe injury, and UFC would have to work out a deal to get the two of them to fight. Each has his own reasons, but neither has exactly clamored to fight the other. Having all those things fall into place makes this very much a longshot of actually happening.
The idea would be to have Silva vs. Jon Jones and Velasquez vs. Dos Santos at the stadium, in October, at the same time as the state fair of Texas, perhaps on 10/12 or 10/19. That much is known to be at least something talked about. With Madison Square Garden seeming more and more unlikely for November, this show could be billed as UFC 20th anniversary show, with the idea of trying to repeat the success of UFC 100.
Keep in mind that the 20th anniversary aspect of the show is something that hasn’t been discussed with me, and it’s just that the timing seems right with UFC’s first show being on November 12, 1993. Dana White had talked about plans for a 20th anniversary show in mid-November in Madison Square Garden at a time when they thought this would be the year they would be legalized in New York. Obviously such a lineup would be something that could be pushed as the biggest event in company history and rival UFC 100.”
Remember, a lot needs to happen for this to take place. Chris Weidman is currently on the cards for Anderson Silva and he’s no slouch. If this fight card comes together, there’s no doubt that this would be the biggest fight card of all time.
UFC 162 will answer a lot of questions as to if this dream fight card becomes a reality.