UFC 162 RESULTS: Chris Weidman Shocks the World, Knocks-Out Anderson Silva, Becomes New UFC Middleweight Champion
Oh. My. Goodness! What an amazing way to end UFC 162 and the 2013 4th of July weekend!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Chris Wiedman is your new undefeated, undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion.
Weidman came out on a mission. He didn’t waste any time before shooting in and scoring a deep, slick takedown to open the fight. From there he landed some nice shots from the top and after a moment on top Weidman fearlessly dropped down for a heel hook. He didn’t get it but the fact that he went for it was ballsy and impressive. But when the fight came back to the feet Anderson dropped his guard and shifted gears into the Anderson Silva show! He was even verbally inviting Weidman to kick his leg.
Anderson has gotten away with it in the past but tonight was an entirely different of story. The first round ended with Anderson calling for Weidman to come in and hit him but Chris wasn’t buying into it. Weidman smiled as he walked to his corner following the horn to end the first round.
The second round was even more boggling and surprising. Anderson came out, dropped his guard again and taunted Weidman. As Anderson continued trying to clown Weidman, Chris tagged him with a shot and Anderson shook his knees and “acted” like he was wobbled. Weidman didn’t fall for his tricks and closed in, threw more ill-intention strikes and clocked Anderson with a looping left hand directly on the chin.
Silva dropped to the canvas and his eyes rolled to the back of his head. Weidman followed up with a couple more clean shots just to put an exclamation point on his title clinching performance and he can now call himself the new UFC Middleweight Champion.
Chris Weidman has shocked the world and beaten one of the greatest fighters of all time to reach the pinnacle of the sport. He is now 10-0 in his MMA career, he’s the Champion of the largest fight promotion in the world, and he can say that he can now say that he has beat the unbeatable.
What’s next for this kid?
Silva stated that he didn’t desire an immediate rematch with Wiedman so it will be interesting to see what the UFC decides to give the new Champ in his first title defense. For the first time in what seems like forever, the UFC middleweight division has a new Champion and so many doors are now opened for future fights for the middleweight strap.
Congratulations to Mr. Weidman on putting together one of the most shocking and impressive performances we’ve ever seen inside the UFC. Cheers.