The full fight card for UFC 168 has officially been finalized.
There will be eleven fights total. The main event will feature a middleweight title rematch between Anderson Silva (33-5) and Chris Weidman (10-0). Weidman took Silva’s belt in July when he upset Silva by knocking him out in the second round. UFC President Dana White granted Silva an immediate rematch.
As the evenings co-main event, the highly anticipated women’s bantamweight title fight between TUF coaches Ronda Rousey (7-0) and Miesha Tate (13-4) will finally commence. The two fought once before under the Strikeforce banner last year when Rousey defeated Tate by mutilating her arm with a first round armbar finish. Since then, the two WMMA pioneers have coached opposite one another on TUF 18 in what was arguably the most dramatic season of the series. There’s a lot of hatred built up going into this fight, especially from Rousey. These two ladies don’t like each other at all.
Additionally, a battle between two of the best heavyweights in the world will take place as former UFC Champ and Pride veteran Josh Barnett (33-6) takes on 6’7″ giant Travis Browne (15-1). Barnett most recently knocked out Frank Mir (16-8) about four months ago in his first fight in the UFC since defeating Randy Couture (19-11) for the heavyweight title back in 2002. Browne also has some momentum, as he’s coming off a huge knockout win over Alistair Overeem (36-13).
Here’s the full fight card:
Main Card (PPV)
Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva [Middleweight Championship]
Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate [Women’s Bantamweight Championship]
Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne
Fabricio Camoes vs. Jim Miller
Diego Brandao vs. Dustin Poirier
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben
Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau
Manny Gamburyan vs. Dennis Siver
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard
William Macario vs. Bobby Voelker
Estevan Payan vs. Robbie Peralta