Fresh off of signing undefeated mixed martial artist and 18-time world boxing champion Holly Holm, the UFC turns its attention to inking a deal with former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano. more
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
Arguably UFC's best main event of 2014—Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida—is perhaps the one fans will most likely skip over.
But this is what happens when Dana White and his establishment go all out to make sure the Fourth of July weekend card is a memorable one.
Call it mission accomplished.
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UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida live results, live results and play-by-play on Saturday, July 5. The main event features Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida. 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
Weidman shot in for a takedown much earlier in this round, though Machida easily shrugged it off. He fired off with a high kick that was blocked. Lyoto sprawled to avoid another takedown attempt, this one lame.
He couldn't avoid the third.
The boo birds quickly started chirping thanks to a lack of action on the mat. Weidman attempted to take Machida's back but the Brazilian used an arm to get free. They reset standing and the champion started throwing combinations.
A big right hand landed and "T more
Watch Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida full fight video highlights from UFC 175's main event above, courtesy of ESPN. More Coverage: UFC 175 results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App UFC 175 took place July 5, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (12-0) looked to defend his title against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (21-5) in the night's main event, which aired live on pay-per-view. Catch the video highlig more
Watch highlights from the Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida main event fight at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, which took place on Saturday, July 5, at Mandalay Bay. more