Chris Weidman Defeats Anderson Silva To Win the UFC Middleweight Championship

Chris Weidman said he got into MMA because he knew he could beat Anderson Silva. The New York native made good on his promise.

Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) shocked the world as he defeated Anderson Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) by knockout at 1:18 of Round 2 to become the UFC middleweight champion.

Weidman took Silva down early in the fight, but Silva was able to get the fight back standing to the fight. Silva then started mocking Weidman by dropping his hands and daring Weidman to hit him even though the challenger dominated the first round.

The second round started as how the first ended with Silva dropping his hands while dancing in the process. The former champion then backed away with his hands on hips, Weidman missed two punches, but the third didn’t miss as the punch dropped Silva and one more punch did it for Silva and referee Herb Dean stopped the fight.

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Steven was a Featured UFC Columnist for Bleacher Report and a writer for Steven was also the host of the MMA show: The Fight Club Chicago, which aired for three years at various websites. You can email Steve at

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