Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva Official for UFC 173

Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman

  • 11-0 MMA / 7-0 UFC Record
  • 11 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Anderson Silva (x2), Demian Maia, Mark Munoz

Vitor Belfort

Vitor Belfort

  • 24-10 MMA / 13-6 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Randy Couture, Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin

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Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen

  • 28-14-1 MMA / 7-7 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Yushin Okami, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Michael Bisping

Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva

  • 35-12-1 MMA / 5-6 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Quinton Jackson (x2), Dan Henderson, Michael Bisping

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UFC 173

May 25th, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Chris Weidman defended his title for the first time at UFC 168, but not likely in the way he had planned. Anderson Silva threw a leg kick that was checked by Weidman, breaking his leg in two, instantly stopping the fight and awarding Weidman the TKO victory. He’s now a perfect 11-0 in his career, including three straight knockout victories.

Vitor Belfort earned himself another shot at the UFC middleweight title, when he knocked out Dan Henderson in the first round with a head kick at UFC Fight Night 32. Since his lost to Jon Jones in September 0f 2012, Belfort has had three consecutive knockout victories against Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold, and Henderson.

With a first round TKO loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167, Chael Sonnen has now lost three out his last four fights. Following two failed attempts at the middleweight and light heavyweight titles, Sonnen defeated Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the first round by submission at UFC Fight Night 26.

Wanderlei Silva has been inactive for over a year, last time out defeating Brian Stann by second round knockout in March of last year. He’s won two of his last three fights, also earning a TKO victory over Cung Le, but losing a decision to Rich Franklin at UFC 147.

UFC 168 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Chris Weidman def. Anderson Silva via TKO (Injury) – Round 2, 1:16
  • Ronda Rousey def. Miesha Tate via Armbar – Round 3, 0:58
  • Travis Browne def. Josh Barnett via KO (Elbows) – Round 1, 1:00
  • Jim Miller def. Fabricio Camoes via Armbar – Round 1, 3:42
  • Dustin Poirier def. Diego Brandao via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:54

Preliminary Card:

  • Uriah Hall def. Chris Leben via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 5:00
  • Michael Johnson def. Glesion Tibau via KO (Punch) – Round 2, 1:32
  • Dennis Siver def. Manny Gamburyan via Unanimous Decision
  • John Howard def. Siyar Bahadurzada via Unanimous Decision
  • William Macario def. Bobby Voelker via Unanimous Decision
  • Robbie Peralta def. Estevan Payan via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 0:12

Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva II Headlines UFC 168

Chris Weidman

 

Chris Weidman

  • 10-0 MMA / 6-0 UFC Record
  • 10 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Anderson Silva, Demian Maia, Mark Munoz

Anderson Silva

 

Anderson Silva

  • 33-5 MMA / 16-1 UFC Record
  • Won 17 of Last 18 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rich Franklin (x2), Chael Sonnen (x2), Vitor Belfort

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UFC 168

December 28th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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Chris Weidman became the second UFC middleweight champion in seven years, with a stunning second round knockout victory over Anderson Silva at UFC 162. Weidman remains perfect in his mixed martial arts career, including notable victories over Tom Lawlor, Demian Maia, and Mark Munoz.

Anderson Silva’s bizarre cage antics finally cost him at UFC 162, snapping an unprecedented seventeen-fight win streak, dating back to April of 2006. Silva earned the honor of top pound-for-pound fighter status by taking out the top middleweights in the world for seven years, including wins over Rich Franklin, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, and Yushin Okami.

UFC 162 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Chris Weidman def. Anderson Silva via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 1:18
  • Frank Edgar def. Charles Oliveira via Unanimous Decision
  • Tim Kennedy def. Roger Gracia via Unanimous Decision
  • Mark Munoz def. Tim Boetsch via Unanimous Decision
  • Cub Swanson def. Dennis Siver via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 2:24

Preliminary Card:

  • Andrew Craig def. Chris Leben via Split Decision
  • Norman Parke def. Kazuki Tokudome via Unanimous Decision
  • Gabriel Gonzaga def. Dave Herman via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:17
  • Edson Barboza def. Rafaello Oliveira via TKO (Leg Kicks) – Round 2, 1:44
  • Brian Melancon def. Seth Baczynski via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:59
  • Mike Pierce def. David Mitchell via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 2:55

Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman To Headline UFC 162

Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva

  • 33-4 MMA / 16-0 UFC Record
  • 17 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Rich Franklin (x2), Chael Sonnen (x2), Vitor Belfort

Chris Weidman

  • 9-0 MMA / 5-0 UFC Record
  • 9 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jesse Bongfeldt, Demian Maia, Mark Munoz

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UFC 162

July 6th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand Garden Arena

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UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva continued his tear through two divisions at UFC 153, adding another stellar knockout to his highlight reel with a first TKO stoppage victory against Stephen Bonnar. Widely considered the top pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, Silva has now won an incredible sixteen-straight fights in the UFC, including victories over Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, and Yushin Okami.

Chris Weidman has campaigned for a shot at Anderson Silva, since crushing Mark Munoz in the second round with a knockout stoppage at UFC on Fuel TV 4. A year later, he will finally get his wish. Weidman is 9-0 in his young career, including wins over Alessio Sakara, Tom Lawlor, and Demian Maia.

Chris Weidman Out; Tim Boetsch vs Constantinos Philippou Set for UFC 155

Tim Boetsch

  • 16-4 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Nick Ring, Yushin Okami, Hector Lombard

Constantinos Philipou

  • 11-2 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jared Hamman, Court McGee, Riki Fukuda

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UFC 155

December 29th, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada

Venue TBD

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Tim Boetsch continued his career resurgence, since his drop to middleweight, with a controversial split decision victory over Hector Lombard at UFC 149. The win was his fourth in a row, including victories over Kendall Grove, Nick Ring, and an incredible third round comeback knockout win against Yushin Okami last February.

Constantinos Philipou lost a unanimous decision to Nick Catone at UFC 128 in his debut, but has since rattled off four consecutive wins inside the octagon. Most recently, he defeated Riki Fukuda by unanimous decision at UFC 148 in a one-sided affair. Other wins in Philipou’s current streak were victories against Jorge Rivera, Jared Hamman, and Court McGee.

Chris Weidman vs Tim Boetsch Set for UFC 155

 

Chris Weidman

  • 9-0 MMA / 5-0 UFC Record
  • 9 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jesse Bongfeldt, Demian Maia, Mark Munoz

 

Tim Boetsch

  • 16-4 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Nick Ring, Yushin Okami, Hector Lombard

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UFC 155

December 29th, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada

Venue TBD

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Chris Weidman’s campaigned for a title shot against Anderson Silva, following his flawless second round knockout victory over Mark Munoz at UFC on Fuel TV 4. Silva will likely wait for Georges St. Pierre, so Weidman must face another top 5 middleweight. Weidman is 9-0 in his young career, including wins over Alessio Sakara, Tom Lawlor, and Demian Maia.

Tim Boetsch continued his career resurgence, since his drop to middleweight, with a controversial split decision victory over Hector Lombard at UFC 149. The win was his fourth in a row, including victories over Kendall Grove, Nick Ring, and an incredible third round comeback knockout win against Yushin Okami last February.