Well, that didn't take long.
About 15 minutes after Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) granted Vitor Belfort a license to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced "The Phenom" as the next challenger for the promotion's middleweight champion, Chris Weidman.
When and where?
The main event of the UFC 181 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is scheduled to take place on Dec. 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As "The Phenom" revealed during today's hearing (liv more
Saturday’s UFC 175 card featuring the middleweight championship bout between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida will be one of the most talked about shows of the year.
Add in Ronda Rousey defending her women's bantamweight championship against Alexis Davis, and this is one of the few shows produced by UFC recently that feels like a true pay-per-view-worthy event. Here is the full card, predictions for every fight on Saturday and a preview of the main event. Breaking Down Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Mac more
This is the UFC 175 live blog for Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.Weidman, who is 11-0 in his career, will face Machida, who has won four of hsi past five fights, in the main event.
Check out the UFC 175 live blog below. More Coverage: UFC 175 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee. Machida is southpaw, Weidman is southpaw. Weidman throwing and feinting more
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For Chris Weidman, the UFC 175 main event against Lyoto Machida presents an opportunity to begin his era.
It wasn't enough for Weidman to win the title while remaining undefeated; he had to enter a second bout with Anderson Silva as the underdog champ.
Weidman is still undefeated and can finally emerge from Silva's shadow into the spotlight. On Saturday night, he meets one of the sport's most dangerous strikers in Machida, a man on a mission to become just the third fighter in history to win a t more
Rarely do you see a fighter beat one of the best middleweights in UFC history yet have unanswered questions. Such is the life of Chris Weidman.
UFC 175 is his first fight in the Octagon since his knockout of Anderson Silva and subsequent technical knockout in the rematch. With both fights, some critics argued that Weidman got lucky. In the first one, Silva really didn't care and was more interested in trolling the crowd. In the rematch, his leg basically exploded.
Both of those critiques might h more
Chris Weidman vaulted into the UFC champions club by twice squashing The Spider. At UFC 175, we will see if he's up for slaying The Dragon.
For the first time since July 2012, The All-American will be fighting someone not named Anderson Silva. And with that comes the opportunity to expand his legacy beyond "the guy that dethroned the king."
Of course, the game plan for Weidman isn't going to change to much. When he looks across the cage on Saturday night, he'll be seeing Lyoto Machida—the closes more
What could be next for Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey, Uriah Hall and Russell Doane after their impressive main card victories last night (Sat., July 5, 2014) at UFC 175: “Weidman vs. Machida,” which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada? We try to match up the winners accordingly, below.
It's time to play matchmaker.
UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" took place last night (Sat., July 5, 2014) from inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, gifting fans with two memorable title fights on the pa more
The UFC added a new middleweight bout to the UFC Fight Night 50 in at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn., on Sept. 5, as Rafael Natal takes on Chris Camozzi.
The middleweights were scheduled to meet at the UFC on FX 8 card in 2013, but the bout was changed as Camozzi replaced injured Costa Philippou against Ronaldo Souza in the co-main event.
Natal (17-6-1) looks to get back on track following losses to Tim Kennedy and Ed Heman, while Camozzi (19-8) enters the bout on a three-fight los more