UFC 162 START TIME: UFC 162 takes place Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT). However, FX carries four prelims at 8 p.m. ET, and two prelims kick off onFacebook and Youtube at 7 p.m. ET.
UFC 162 EVENT BACKGROUND: The UFC’s annual Fourth of July weekend event in Las Vegas is traditionally one of the biggest of the year, and as part of UFC Fight Week and a UFC Fan Expo that accompany UFC 162, this year’s will be no different. So it’s only fitting that the UFC features the greatest fighter in the promotion’s history, middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC), who will meet undefeated challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC). The UFC first announced the headliner back in February, and after successfully avoiding the injury bug, the title fight remains intact for Saturday.
UFC 162 ON-SITE REPORTERS: Lead staff reporter John Morgan and columnist Ben Fowlkes are on site in Las Vegas this week. Give them a follow on Twitter (@MMAjunkieJohn and @BenFowlkesMMA) for updates from fan and media events all week. Additionally, MMAjunkie.com Radio has unveiled an expanded schedule of shows to coincide with UFC 162. Stay tuned to the latest schedule atwww.mmajunkie.com/radio.
UFC 162 OPEN WORKOUTS ON WEDNESDAY: UFC 162′s open fighter workouts take place Wednesday at Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort, and they’re open to the public. They kick off at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) and include Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman, Frankie Edgar, Charles Oliveira, Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver.
UFC 162 PRESS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY: UFC 162′s traditional pre-event press conference takes place Thursday in the main lobby of MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, and it’s open to the public. You can also watch a live stream of the press conference on MMAjunkie.com beginning at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT). Attendees include UFC President Dana White and UFC 162 fighters Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman, Frankie Edgar, Charles Oliveira, Tim Kennedy, Roger Gracie, Mark Munoz and Tim Boetsch.
UFC 162 WEIGH-INS ON FRIDAY: Friday’s UFC 162 weigh-ins take place at Mandalay Bay Events Center. You can watch a live video stream or get live text-only results beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). We’ll also have a video replay and full photo gallery available afterward.
UFC 162 ON SATURDAY: Join us at 7 p.m. ET for UFC 162 play-by-play and live results. You can also discuss UFC 162 in our discussion thread. Afterward, watch the post-UFC 162 press conference on MMAjunkie.com at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET (12:30 a.m. CT).
FULL UFC 162 FIGHT CARD
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman – for middleweight title
- Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
- Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
- Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz
- Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Andrew Craig vs. Chris Leben
- Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome
- Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Dave Herman
- Edson Barboza vs. Rafaello Oliveira
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 7 p.m. ET)
- Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon
- David Mitchell vs. Mike Pierce