I really like this fight and people shouldnt be ruling Weidman out. Im basing this on Maia.
If Maia and Silva fought grappling then Maia would win 98/100 times. Maia would beat Weidman also in pure grappling but in MMA Weidman was able to hang with him.
Weidman is very good in striking and that may let him survive standing against Silva. I hope Weidman has really worked his boxing, especially a tight defense. He has to pick his shots otherwise Silva will just shoulder roll his strikes and figure his striking game easily.
He can win with smart defensive striking and most important setting up grappling through his striking.
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