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Anderson Silva heads UFC 162 card

Updated: March 7, 2013, 11:02 AM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

A UFC middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman will headline the promotion's annual Independence Day weekend event in Las Vegas.

Silva will look to make his record-setting 11th title defense at UFC 162 on July 6. UFC officials confirmed the bout on Wednesday after Newsday reported it.

Weidman (9-0) assumes the role of No. 1 contender thanks in part to a knockout loss suffered by Michael Bisping in January. Bisping (23-5) had been promised a title ...

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