Chris Weidman defended his UFC middleweight title for the second time at UFC 175, winning a unanimous decision over Lyoto Machida.
It was an excellent fight that pushed Weidman further than he had ever gone before. The champion got the nod on all three judges' scorecards to retain the title. With another contender down, who will be next up for Weidman?
At the UFC post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White brought up the name Vitor Belfort. Belfort is currently the No. 2-ranked contend 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
Watch Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 46's main event above, courtesy of the UFC. More Coverage: UFC Fight Night 46 results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App UFC Fight Night 46 took place July 19, 2014 at the O2 in Dublin, Ireland. Irish featherweight sensation Conor McGregor (15-2) faced his toughest test yet, toppling TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao (18-10) to the delight of his countrymen in the night's main event, which aired live on UFC more
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
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
The fantastic main event title fight between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida won ‘Fight of the Night’ honours while Ronda Rousey and Rob Font won performance bonuses. Although UFC 175 looked underwhelming on paper, the evening churned out a variety of entertaining battles and impressive stoppages, many of which warranted the $50, 000 bonus.
Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida took part in a fascinating five round thriller that featured a back-and-forth competitive affair to send the crowd home happy more
The UFC 176 main event between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes is expected to be rescheduled for mid-October, as per Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. However, if Aldo still isn't fully healed and ready to roll by then, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said somebody else might step up to fight Mendes for the chance at an interim featherweight strap. MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti relayed Fertitta's news, tweeting: Looking at the top five of the UFC's 145-pound division, this makes more
Looks like the UFC may have a new title challenger in the making with the signing of hot prospect and former boxing champion Holly Holm.
I said recently that the UFC could not be satisfied with their current efforts to find top talent in the bantamweight division. They needed to reach out and sign any and every name available. Picking up solid vets as cheaply as possible, or young talent coming up through the ranks wasn't going to help them promote one of the most marketable stars in the sport r 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