UFC 162 in Tweets: Pros react to Chris Weidman's stunning knockout of Anderson Silva

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It happened. It actually happened.

For months an endless flood of professional fighters predicted the demise of Anderson Silva at the hands of Chris Weidman. At UFC 162, Weidman finally stared fate straight in the eye and validated all of those claims.

Regardless of how it transpired, the reality is that Weidman is the new UFC middleweight champion. Silva's eight-year, 15-fight reign of dominance came to an unceremonious end on Saturday night, as the entire MMA community sat in stunned disbelief at what it just witnessed.

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EDGAR GETS BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN

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KENNEDY VICTORIOUS IN DEBUT

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MUNOZ DOMINATES BOETSCH

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SWANSON STAKES HIS CLAIM

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COLLASPE OF THE CRIPPLER

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