Chris Weidman remains the world’s top middleweight. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
After his second encounter with Anderson Silva in less than six months, Chris Weidman remains the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight titleholder.
Silva’s bid to recapture the 185-pound crown came to an immediate and perhaps career-threatening halt, as Weidman retained his championship with a second-round technical knockout in the UFC 168 main event on Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Silva collapsed to the canvas 76 seconds into round two of the highly anticipated rematch, his left leg having been broken above the ankle when the champion checked his kick.
No one yet knows whether or not Silva will return to active competition. He turns 39 in April. Weidman, meanwhile, turns his attention towards an expected showdown with Vitor Belfort, even as some continue to question the legitimacy of his reign.
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