On Saturday, Jan. 31, the UFC hosted UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, former middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva returned from a lengthy injury layoff to square off with former welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz. Silva had been out of action since suffering a gruesome broken leg at UFC 168 in his rematch against champion Chris Weidman. The Brazilian looked to snap the first losing streak of his career. Diaz, meanwhile, also returned to action after a lengthy absence from the cage. The Californian had not fought since dropping a five-round decision to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158.
The co-main event of the evening featured a welterweight clash between former Strikeforce title challenger Tyron Woodley and The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum. Woodley was looking to put himself in title talk after winning three of his last four Octagon appearances. He most recently defeated Dong Hyun Kim in August in just 61 seconds. The 23-year-old Gastelum also eyed contention after running his record to 10-0 in November with a first-round submission win over Jake Ellenberger.
The 11-fight event kicked off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET with two fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
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