Chris
Weidman
12-0-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 9 fights.
Record: 12-0-0
Summary: Wrestling, athleticism, quick learner

Fighter Info

Nickname: The All-American
From: Baldwin , NY USA
Fights Out Of: Mineola, NY USA
Age: 30
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
College: Hofstra University
Degree: Psychology

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
595
41% Successful
242
Types of Successful Strikes
0
242
58% Standing
12%
30%
141
29
72
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
35
57% Successful
20
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
20
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Chris Weidman
UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
Dec 6, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Vitor Belfort -- -- -- --
Chris Weidman Jul 5, 2014
65 5 0 2 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Lyoto Machida 58 0 0 0
Chris Weidman Dec 28, 2013
20 1 1 0 R2 KO/TKO
Anderson Silva 8 0 0 0
Anderson Silva Jul 6, 2013
14 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Chris Weidman 16 1 2 1
Win
Mark Munoz Jul 11, 2012
0 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Chris Weidman 28 2 2 5
Win
Demian Maia Jan 28, 2012
51 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Weidman 58 4 0 2
Win
Tom Lawlor Nov 19, 2011
2 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Chris Weidman 3 1 1 1
Win
Jesse Bongfeldt Jun 11, 2011
5 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Chris Weidman 7 1 1 5
Win
Alessio Sakara Mar 3, 2011
27 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Weidman 45 5 0 4

Biography

TRAINING: Watch cartoons with my daughter, then out the door to Longo’s for the day.

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

What ranks and titles have you held?
UFC middleweight champion, two-time Junior College All-American, two-time Division 1 All-American at Hofstra, NYS High School Wrestling Champion, 2007 CAA Wrestling Champion, NYS College Wrestling Champion, Ring of Combat Middleweight Champion, Grapplers Quest Absolute Division Champion, US Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion.

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.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I have set a lot of goals in my life, especially athletically. Some I have accomplished and others I wasn't able to. However, I can say that none of those matter now because fighting in the UFC was my ultimate goal and dream. 

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

What was your job before you started fighting?
Before I started fighting, I was an Assistant Wrestling Coach at Hofstra University and a full time graduate student.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
I was Grapplers Quest champion in my weight class and in the absolute division, with all 13 matches ending in submission.  Abu Dhabi trials champion with submission win in the finals over a world champion.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition?
Ring of Combat Middleweight Champion, US Brazilian Jiu Jistu Champion 2009, ADCC Participant and Absolute Division ADCC Participant (referee chosen).

Favorite grappling technique:
Armbar

Favorite striking technique:
Hook
•    Pro since 2009

•    Defeated Phil Davis and Ryan Bader during his college wrestling career

•    Five wins by KO, three by submission

•    Five first round finishes

Career

Trained With

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

Key Fights

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

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