With his first anniversary as UFC middleweight champion approaching, it sounds as though Chris Weidman has made peace with never getting the credit he deserves.
It’s hard to believe anyone would doubt him leading up to his UFC 175 showdown with Lyoto Machida—a fight exactly 364 days removed from the first time he toppled Anderson Silva and took a hammer to our delicate sensibilities—yet some fans remain unimpressed.
There was enough weirdness during his two 2013 victories over Silva that those p more
At UFC 175, No. 3 middleweight contender Lyoto Machida will attempt to strip the championship title away from the division’s reigning champion, Chris Weidman. With the win, the Brazilian would set himself up to become the third mixed martial artist in UFC history to acquire a belt from two separate divisions. However, Machida’s opportunity to wrest the title away from Weidman does not come without its own set of challenges. Weidman is a NCAA Division I All-American wrestler who has transitioned more
In the 197 pound quarterfinals of the 2006 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship, current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman defeated future UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader in a wild 10-7 match. Bloody Elbow has acquired rare footage of this match.
In the quarterfinals of the 2006 NCAA Wrestling Championships, Hofstra's unranked and unseeded Chris Weidman pulled off a shocking upset of Arizona State's returning All-American Ryan Bader. Weidman won an action-packed match to advan more
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that B.J. Penn is a future UFC Hall of Famer. His mixed martial arts career began inside the Octagon at UFC 31, and over the course of his career he elevated the lightweight division to its marquee status and is one of only two men to hold UFC titles in two weight classes. A win over Frankie Edgar at the TUF 19 Finale on Sunday could add a new chapter to the legacy of “The Prodigy.” Since losing the UFC lightweight title to Frankie Edgar in April of 2010, and t more
Former RFA middleweight champion Kevin Casey made his Octagon debut at UFC 175 on Saturday, and he was more than proud to rep his former promotion by handily defeating former Legacy FC champ Bubba Bush. more
Maybe Ronda Rousey can at least make it look kind of close? At this point, the only challenger left for her to face is Cat Zingano.
The UFC women's bantamweight champion took all of 16 seconds to dispatch Alexis Davis on Saturday night. As Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter tweeted out, that was kind of fast: It was the fastest fight of Rousey's career, per ESPN Stats and Info: Talk about bang for the buck. ESPN's Darren Rovell estimates that Rousey earned at least $7,000 for ever more
Perennial UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort feels he's been waiting on the sidelines for too long and is ready for another crack at UFC gold. Following 185-pound champ Chris Weidman's hard-fought win by decision over Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 Saturday night, "The Phenom" was quick to make it known on Twitter that he wants the next shot at "The All-American": Now I want what I deserve, MY TITIE SHOT!!! Don't run away!! No excuses!! Agora eu quero o q eu… http://t.co/wZYj8OBVAT
— Vitor Belfo more
Ronda Rousey was already widely heralded as UFC's most dangerous woman before her bout with Alexis Davis on Saturday night from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but after her decisive 16-second victory at UFC 175, she simply looked terrifying.
The armbar has been Rousey's instrument of destruction for the majority of her UFC career. Of her current 10-0 record, her first eight victories came on the ground via submission.
Not only that, but Rousey is no stranger to short fights, according to ESPN Stats more
Things didn’t look good for Eric Kelly (11-1) in his bout with Rob Lisita (14-6), but a refusal to relent eventually earned “The Natural” a chance to score a surprising victory.Filed under: News more