Chris
Weidman
13-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #2 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 2 Fight of the Night
2 Knockout of the Night / 1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 10 fights.
Record: 13-1-0
Summary: Wrestling, athleticism, quick learner

Fighter Info

Nickname: The All-American
From: Baldwin , NY USA
Fights Out Of: Mineola, NY USA
Age: 32
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 78"
Leg Reach 42"
College: Hofstra University
Degree: Psychology

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
739
45% Successful
336
Types of Successful Strikes
0
336
55% Standing
35% Ground
184
36
116
Striking Defense
54
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
43
56% Successful
24
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
26
0
Takedown Defense
82
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Chris Weidman
Dec 12, 2015
48
126
3
2
0
1
4
5
R4 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Chris Weidman
May 23, 2015
46
18
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Chris Weidman
Jul 5, 2014
65
58
5
0
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Chris Weidman
Dec 28, 2013
20
8
1
0
1
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Chris Weidman
Jul 6, 2013
14
16
0
1
0
2
0
1
R2 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Chris Weidman
Jul 11, 2012
0
28
0
2
0
2
0
5
R2 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Chris Weidman
Jan 28, 2012
51
58
0
4
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Chris Weidman
Nov 19, 2011
2
3
0
1
0
1
0
1
R1 Submission
Win
Chris Weidman
Jun 11, 2011
5
7
0
1
0
1
0
5
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Chris Weidman
Mar 3, 2011
27
45
0
5
0
0
0
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

Chris Weidman showed no fear when he stepped into the Octagon at UFC 162 to face middleweight champion Anderson Silva, the man regarded as the finest MMA fighter of all time.

Weidman, known to fans as “The All-American,” has never doubted his skills or his resolve to become the best fighter competing in the UFC. His stunning second-round knockout of Silva – a thunderous left hook that rendered the Brazilian unconscious – shook the MMA community.

But Weidman proved it was no fluke. In their rematch at UFC 168, he controlled the first round on the canvas, then was awarded a TKO victory when Silva, attempting a low leg kick, suffered a broken leg in the second and the bout was stopped.

The win improved Weidman’s record to 11-0, and he remained unbeaten with two more commanding victories over Brazilian superstars: Lyoto Machida by unanimous decision and Vitor Belfort, who was knocked out in the first round at UFC 187.

In the Octagon after the Belfort fight, Weidman shouted, “Hey, stop doubting me!”

If there indeed are critics, it makes no sense to doubt him anymore, especially given his impressive list of successes. Weidman, who drapes himself in the American flag before and after his fights, was a two-time Division I All-American wrestler at Hofstra University, where he earned his degree in psychology; a 2009 U.S. Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion; a two-time junior college All-American, and a New York state high school champion.

Of his first 13 professional victories, nine have come via knockout or submission, and he has finished six opponents in the first round.

Weidman’s takedown skills are among the best in the UFC, but his punching power was displayed prominently against Silva, who brought in a 17-fight win streak at the time they met. Silva was taken down in the first round and unwisely decided to showboat when the second round began. He stuck out his chin and was immediately floored by the left that ended the fight.

Weidman and his wife Marivi reside on Long Island, N.Y., with their two children, Cassidy and Chris Jr.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was helping some MMA fighters with their wrestling, then I got interested.

Do you have any heroes? Without a doubt, my hero is my father. I have seen him go through some pretty difficult things in his life with owning his own business and personally. He handles all situations with tact and respect for others. And if he was ever at fault, he had no problem owning up to it. I have always admired how he treated his employees and would give them the shirt off his back if they needed it, without thinking of himself. He has made it to almost every single one of my and my siblings’ matches, games, school events, etc and he is probably the loudest, most emotional supporter in the stands. His love for our entire family and God is something I look to uphold in my own life.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a master’s in Physical Education

• Pro since 2009
 
• Defeated Phil Davis and Ryan Bader during his college wrestling career
 
• Six wins by KO, three by submission (D’Arce, guillotine, kimura)
 
• Six first round finishes

Career

Trained With

Matt Serra
Matt Serra
17-7-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Alessio Sakara UFC on VERSUS SANCHEZ vs. KAMPMANN
Win
Anderson Silva UFC 162 Live on Pay-Per-View Silva vs. Weidman

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