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Completed MMA Bout

Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

Main Event | UFC Middleweight Championship | 185 lbs

Mmaweekly large Chris "All American" Weidman
Mmaweekly large Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida

Weidman
Decision
Round 5

Chris Weidman Lyoto Machida

"All American" "The Dragon"

11-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   21-4-0
Climbed to 12-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 21-5
-190 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +160 (Slight Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
Baldwin, New York   Fighting out of   Los Angeles, California
30 years, 4 days   Age at Fight   36 years, 1 month, 5 days
185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs)
6'2" (187cm)   Height   6'1" (186cm)
78.0" (198cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Serra Jiu-Jitsu   Gym   Black House MMA
UFC 175
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida
  • Date: Saturday 07.05.2014 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Weidman Total Disclosed Pay: $500,000
  • Machida Total Disclosed Pay: $250,000
  • Title on Line: UFC Middleweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Weidman
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Weidman vs. Machida Wiki Update Wiki

Originally scheduled to fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 173, middleweight champion Chris Weidman is now slated to take on the former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida. Weidman had to pull out of 173 and reschedule for UFC 175 due to minor surgeries on both knees. Undefeated in his professional career, Weidman should be coming into the bout confident after back-to-back wins over future hall-of-famer Anderson Silva. 

Ranked second in the division, Machida has worked his way back to the title picture by winning four of his last five fights all against top ten opponents. Also on a vicious winning streak, third ranked middleweight Vitor Belfort was removed from the 173 card and his next opponent has not been determined.  

Last updated 03.29.2014, 11:38 AM ET
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Weidman vs. Machida Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1484  
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Decision
Weidman
60%
Machida
40%

Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  UFC 175: Main Event Octagon Interview report dead link

    Watch Chris Weidman's post-fight interview following his UFC 175 win over Lyoto Machida.

  • Interview  |  UFC 175: Chris Weidman Says Vitor Belfort Becoming Like a Horse report dead link

    Watch Chris Weidman speak with the media ahead of UFC 175.

  • Interview  |  UFC 175: Chris Weidman Has No Doubt He's Better Than Anderson Silva report dead link

    Watch Chris Weidman speak with the media following the UFC 175 open workouts.

  • Documentary  |  Countdown to UFC 175: Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida report dead link

    Watch the official UFC 175 Countdown segment featuring Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida.

  • Documentary  |  UFC 175: Machida's Journey report dead link

    Watch Lyoto Machida's journey from light heavyweight champion to middleweight contender.

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