No matter the result, UFC® 183 will be a game-changer for the UFC®.
The long-time legend, Anderson Silva, will meet Nick Diaz in the Octagon™ on January 31 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We still have some lingering questions about the main, co-main and preliminary events.
The Main Event: Silva vs. Diaz
Will Silva Bounce Back?
We haven’t seen Silva in the Octagon™ since his horrifying break last year against current middleweight champion, Chris Weidman. Although he has been in training for months now, there is no telling if the same record-breaking Silva will appear the night of UFC® 183.
“The Spider,” who once danced around the Octagon™ with spin-kicks and mocked his opponents, changed the UFC® forever when he came onto the scene in 2006. He has been called the greatest fighter of all time, despite his losing the middleweight title twice in the last few years.
Although UFC’s President, Dana White, plays fast and loose with title shots, he has stated a win by Silva against Diaz would earn him another shot at the middleweight title.
This would mean Silva would face Weidman for the third time to try and take back the title that was his for six years.
Is Diaz' bark bigger than his bite?
It should be noted White did not extend the same sentiment for the outspoken Diaz.
The trash-talking fighter is also returning after time away from the UFC®.
Diaz is best known for his incredible stamina in the Octagon™, as well as his mouth. We know one thing for sure: regardless of who wins, Diaz will not go quietly.
Both fighters have always been good at getting in their opponents’ heads. Even putting the time off and injury aside, the match-up is what great Ultimate Fighting Championships are made of.
The match-up will determine both veteran fighters' futures.
Co-Main Event: Gastelum vs. Woodley
Who will be the next welterweight star?
The up-and-coming welterweights, Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley, will have the chance to showcase their skills as they face-off in the Octagon™ as the co-main event.
The former The Ultimate Fighter contestant, Gastelum, impressed fighters and fans alike when he took down the more experienced Jake Ellenberger at UFC® 180 by a rear-naked choke in the first round.
Woodley recently nabbed a “Performance of the Night” victory against Dong Hyun Kim at the UFC Fight Night 48. Other than recently losing to the fierce Rory Macdonald, he has created an impressive resume of fights in the Octagon™.
Prelims: McMann vs. Tate
Who will be Rousey's New Rival?
Ranked as second and third in the 135-pound division, Miesha Tate and Sara McMann are neck and neck as the best female fighters, only inferior to the undefeated Ronda Rousey.
Although both have lost against Rousey in the past, the two have proved to be exceptional fighters in the female bantamweight division and will definitely put on an impressive performance as a preliminary event for the UFC® 183.
The winner of the fight will most likely be Rousey's next challenger.
History will be in the making at UFC® 183. You will not want to miss what is sure to be one of the most significant moments in 2015 for the UFC®.
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