UFC 178 will be the setting of an important middleweight fight, as Strikeforce veteran Tim Kennedy takes on Cuban Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero. This was reported by Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Tuesday.
The important middleweight tilt will likely be on the main card, seeing as Romero and Kennedy are arguably top-10 fighters in the weight class. The event takes place September 27 in Las Vegas and is headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between champion Jon Jones and Alex more
UFC 175 features a middleweight title fight, as Chris Weidman looks to defend his belt against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. Weidman will look to put Anderson Silva in his rear-view mirror, and a win over Machida would accomplish just that.
For Machida, a win over Weidman would make him just the third fighter in UFC history to hold a belt in two different weight classes, Randy Couture and BJ Penn being the others. The stakes are high, and experts are split down the middle on w 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
From the very beginning, Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida was a legacy-making fight. Weidman had the chance to cement himself, beyond any doubt, as the greatest middleweight in MMA. Machida, meanwhile, had the opportunity to establish himself as the UFC's third two-division champion, behind only MMA legends BJ Penn and Randy Couture, and stake a claim as one of MMA's all-time greats.
For three rounds, the fight wasn't even remotely competitive. Weidman took "The Dragon" down with little effort, t more
Middleweight contenders Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero meet in the Fight Capital of the World this fall. more
Since entering the UFC, former Strikeforce title contender Tim Kennedy has wanted nothing more than a tough opponent with a big name who could rocket him to the top of the middleweight division. He got that in his last outing when he stepped into the cage with No. 8-ranked Michael Bisping.
Kennedy is scheduled to step back into the cage at UFC 178 in September against a satisfyingly tough, but low-ranked Yoel Romero.
Romero, the former Olympic medalist, carries a four-fight winning streak into t more
After his second title defense, the UFC's middleweight champion is starting to open up a bit about his fears and desires while holding the belt.
It's good to be the king. Excepting, of course, that sometimes it isn't. Especially when, for the second time in as many attempts, you're faced with the possibility of cancelling your upcoming title fight. That's where current middleweight champion apparently found himself just a couple weeks out from his UFC 175 bout with Lyoto Machida. After initially more
Assuming "The Phenom" can get cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White wants Chris Weidman to defend his middleweight title against division number one contender Vitor Belfort; however, he won't do anything to undermine the authority of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
That means "The Phenom" has to be cleared by the NSAC before White can play matchmaker, but if and when he does, expect the promotion to target a 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