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Silva-Weidman bout aims for July

Updated: February 22, 2013, 10:07 AM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The UFC has targeted July for a middleweight title fight between champion Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the promotion's plans Thursday following an initial report by Brazilian news site Tatame. If agreed to, the bout is expected to headline the UFC's annual Independence Day card in Las Vegas.

"That's what we want, but no, we don't have it yet," White said. "We've been talking. It's not done, but we'll get it done."

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