When Chris Weidman defeated Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, it was clear that his original foe, Vitor Belfort, was next in line for a shot at the middleweight championship.
For Weidman’s third defense, things aren’t as simple for the UFC as faxing out a pair of bout agreements and picking an arena, as the Brazilian’s drug testing issues aren’t completely behind him.
Belfort tested positive for elevated testosterone levels in a random drug screening in Nevada back in February, and if the Nevada State A 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
UFC 175 title challenger Lyoto Machida spoke to FightHub about his upcoming title fight against Chris Weidman and whether the stars may align for him as they did five years ago against Rashad Evans. more
At age 36, "The Dragon" is confident he still has the tools to defeat the much younger and undefeated middleweight champion, Chris Weidman. At 36 years of age, Lyoto Machida has proven time and again he still has what it takes to compete with the best competition Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has to offer.
The proof is in the pudding, as he earned himself a shot at the middleweight title, which he will attempt to claim when he faces division champion Chris Weidman at this weekend's (Sat., more
Chris Weidman will finally defend his middleweight title against a man not named Anderson Silva when he puts the 185-pound strap on the line against Lyoto Machida in the main event of tonight's (Sat., July 5, 2014) UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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
Neither fighter looked particularly tired to start the fourth. Machida fired off kicks to the body but Weidman was the Terminator in his pursuit of controlling the pace of the action, not to mention the positioning. He was making sure it always looked as though Lyoto was bailing out while he was coming in.
Even when "The Dragon" was connecting, and he was early on here.
Weidman dipped low for a takedown but the Brazilian expertly avoided it. Back standing, he landed a hard left hook. Weidman sta 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
The UFC 175 main event featured a thrilling middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida, which went the distance and ended in Weidman’s second title defence. Following a variety of entertaining undercard bouts, the UFC 175 fight card culminated in a fascinating main event title fight between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida.
The first round was a typical Lyoto Machida start - the Brazilian went through a feeling out process where he circled Weidman early on. A tellin more