How do the headliners spend their final night before what’s arguably the biggest UFC event of the year and perhaps the biggest rematch in MMA history? In very different ways, it turns out. Tonight at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, middleweight champion Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) meets Anderson Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) for the second time in 2013. In July Weidman halted Silva’s 17-fight winning streak, delivered the ex-champ his first UFC loss, and took the belt at UFC 162. Tonight, Silva looks to avenge the loss. After Friday’s weigh-ins (which had a bit of drama), the headliners went their separate ways.
For Weidman, it meant a fancy steak dinner at STK Las Vegas surrounded by his team: Great team dinner @stklasvegas !!!— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) December 28, 2013
For Silva and his eclectic musical tastes, it was a trip to see a Boyz II Men concert at Mirage Hotel & Casino: Today I lived an unforgettable moment. I went to see BOYS II MEN, a group I grew up listening to in Brasil.— Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) December 28, 2013
With the Weidman vs. Silva rematch not likely to kick off until midnight ET tonight, both fighters have plenty of time to rest of the heavily anticipated bout. For more on UFC 168, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site. (Touch of gloves: r/MMA)