UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz viewing and schedule guide
The last time Anderson Silva stepped into the UFC Octagon, disaster struck when his kick was blocked and his leg shattered, leaving him sprawled on the mat, writhing in pain.
Now more than a year later, Silva is back in action and reclaiming his legacy as arguably the greatest fighter to ever compete in the Octagon.
Challenging "The Spider" this weekend is UFC bad boy Nick Diaz, who has been on a self-imposed sabbatical for more than a year after losing to former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Diaz was ready to call it a career until matchmakers gave him the chance to face Silva at UFC 183.
Also on the card, upstart contender Kelvin Gastelum will look to cement his place as a legitimate title contender when he takes on Tyron Woodley in the welterweight co-main event. Gastelum has been unstoppable since winning his season of "The Ultimate Fighter," but Woodley will be the stiffest test of his career by far.
To make sure you catch all the action from Las Vegas this week, here’s a complete viewing and schedule guide for everything happening with UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz.
Friday at 7 p.m. ET — UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz weigh-ins
To officially kick off the fight weekend, get ready to see all the fighters hit the scale before staring down just 24 hours away from the show. The weigh-ins oftentimes can tell the tale before the fights on Saturday night, so this is a great way to see who has the edge before even stepping foot in the cage.
Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET — UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz early prelims
Where to watch: UFC Fight Pass
Three fights will kick off the night from Las Vegas live on the UFC’s digital network, Fight Pass:
Diego Brandao vs. Jimy Hettes
Richardson Moreira vs. Ildemar Alcantara
Thiago Santos vs. Andy Enz
Saturday at 7 p.m. ET — UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz pre-fight show
Before the fights kick off at the bottom of the hour, hear analysis and picks from the best crew in the sport. The UFC on FOX team will break down all of the fights as well as give analysis of the key matchups on the card. Can Silva return and look better than ever despite suffering a broken leg in his last fight? Is Diaz a threat to dispatch Silva and reintroduce himself as a serious threat in the UFC? All these questions and more in the pre-show.
Saturday at 8 p.m. ET — UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz prelims
Before the main card starts on pay-per-view, keep it locked to FOX Sports 1 for the preliminary bouts of the evening with a slew of top-ranked contenders decorating the undercard. Miesha Tate will look to take another step back to title contention when she faces Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann while Ian McCall takes on John Lineker, with the winner likely in line to land the next shot at the UFC flyweight title.
Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann
Ed Herman vs. Derek Brunson
Ian McCall vs. John Lineker
Rafael Natal vs. Tom Watson
Saturday at 10 p.m. ET — UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz
Where to watch: Pay-Per-View
Silva returns home to the Octagon he ruled for more than seven years while Diaz tries to spoil his return. Five main card bouts will decorate the pay-per-view show:
MAIN EVENT: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz
Tyron Woodley vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta
Thales Leites vs. Tim Boetsch
Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein
Sunday at 1 a.m. ET — UFC 183 Post-Fight Show
Following the night’s action, don’t change the channel because FOX Sports 1 has the special UFC post-fight show to break down all the events as well as exclusive post-fight interviews with the night’s biggest winners.