It wasn’t easy, but in the end Weidman proved that he deserved to be called Middleweight Champion as he took a unanimous decision over Lyoto Machida. The first three rounds belonged to Weidman as he cut off Machida in the ring, kept him at bay with punches and some successful body kicks, as well as an occasional takedown. In Round 4, Weidman was tested for the first time in his career as Machida became more aggressive and took Weidman to the limit with multiple flurries of punches and head kicks. Weidman was able to take control of the fight in the fifth round with combinations, a takedown and was even able to take Machida’s back. There was drama in the last ten seconds when Machida, desperate to get a knockout, tried pushed forward with a flurry of punches against the cage, but it was not to be as Weidman took a unanimous decision to retain his title. Next stop: Vitor Belfort.
Ronda Rousey proved she does not work by the hour. In just sixteen seconds, Rousey was able to judo toss Alexis Davis to the ground and finish her with ground and pound shots. It was certainly a sight to see as Rousey showed all the UFC fans she is one of the pound for pound best fighters in the world and even won back some fans that could not help but be impressed by the former Olympian. Could a fight with Gina Carano or Cyborg be around the corner? This writer certainly hopes so because quite frankly, who else is going to even present a challenge to the champion?
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