Chris Weidman was dominant in his defense of his UFC Middleweight title at UFC 168 against Anderson Silva tonight in Las Vegas, shaking the Brazilian legend with a first round right hand and nearly earning a ground-and-pound stoppage.
But as in their first bout, the fight featured another strange ending — as Silva broke his leg throwing a leg kick in the second round. Weidman checked the strike and saw Silva, now 39-6, crumble to the mat in agony.
The Garden City, New York native raises his MMA record to 11-0 and with the TKO victory, makes a strong argument to be named MMA’s fighter of the year. Silva, now 38 years old, had vaguely hinted at retirement after his previous loss to Weidman, now seems to have entered the Octagon for the last time.
At UFC 168, Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva by TKO (injury after a blocked leg kick) at 1:16 of round two. Weidman successfully defends his UFC Middleweight title.