Less than five weeks before what could have been the biggest fight of his career, UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman is out of a UFC 155 bout against Tim Boetsch.
Stepping in for him will be teammate Constantinos Philippou, who this past Saturday had a planned bout scrapped the day of the fight. MMAjunkie.com on Wednesday confirmed the news with sources close to the promotion.
Newsday first reported the development, and UFC officials followed up with their own confirmation.
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Chris Weidman has suffered a torn labrum, knocking him out of a planned UFC 155 confrontation with Tim Boetsch. read news >>
The UFC’s year-end card has received another new addition, as promotion officials confirmed Friday that middleweight contenders Chris Weidman and Tim Boetsch will face off at UFC 155. read news >>
Chris Weidman finally has a fight, but it will not be the challenge of middleweight champion Anderson Silva that most feel he deserves. He instead steps into UFC 155 against Tim Boetsch. read news >>
Two top middleweight contenders will meet in December at UFC 155 when Chris Weidman takes on Tim Boetsch.
Multiple outlets, including foxsports.com and newsday.com, today reported that verbal agreements are in place. MMAjunkie.com subsequently confirmed it, and UFC executives have made it official.
The fight will be part of the main card of UFC 155, which takes place Dec. 29 in Las Vegas at a venue to be announced.
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The middleweight division has a new contender as Costa Philippou made his presence known with a TKO finish over Tim Boetsch at UFC 155. read news >>
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Bloody Elbow recaps the two big fights from UFC 175 last night in Las Vegas. Here, we look at the main event title fight between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida. While UFC 175 looked underwhelming on paper, the evening churned out a variety of entertaining battles and culminated with a thrilling five-round main event between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida.
The two elite competitors took part in a fascinating five round thriller with several twists and turns to send the crowd home happy. While W read news >>
Saturday night, Chris Weidman continued to stake his claim as one of the best fighters in the world. In an exciting five-round war, Weidman was able to hold off Lyoto Machida, via unanimous decision.
It was Weidman's second title defense, with his first being a rematch win over Anderson Silva. It has established Weidman as a star in the UFC and a guy who could potentially become the pound-for-pound king at some point.
So, who is next for the middleweight champ, whenever he returns? Let's take a read news >>
Up for the challenge to handle Lyoto Machida's A-game, Chris Weidman retained his middleweight belt by outlasting the former light heavyweight champ in a unanimous-decision victory (49-45, 48-47, 49-46) in the main event of UFC 175 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Weidman, who went the distance for the fourth time in his career and the first time since his win over Demian Maia, grounded a slippery Machida five times and outstruck the cunning Brazilian, 90-63.
The win ran The All-American's overall reco read news >>
After each of his fights against Anderson Silva during 2013, Chris Weidman was rightfully announced as the undisputed UFC middleweight champion.
Maybe now people will finally stop disputing it.
Weidman answered his many critics on Saturday at UFC 175, earning his stripes as 185-pound kingpin with a unanimous decision victory over Lyoto Machida in a bout that will no doubt wind up on many Fight of the Year ballots. In the process, Weidman proved that his previous two victories over Silva were no read news >>
Tonight, in the main event of UFC 175, Chris Weidman fights Lyoto Machida for the middleweight title. One of the staples of Weidman's wrestling game is his snatch single. This episode of Coach Mike's 'Puttin' in Work' explains how Weidman his his snatch singles, and various ways he can finish it. read news >>