UFC 162 Results: ‘Silva vs. Weidman’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Jul 6, 2013
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Mike Pierce vs. David Mitchell

Round 1
Mitchell paws with a jab at the start, trying to keep Pierce on the outside, but the wrestler gets in on Mitchell and presses him against the fence with a high double-leg attempt. Mitchell defends and throws a few hands to Pierce’s body as they pummel on the cage, answered by knees and a pair of short elbows from Pierce. They work off the fence and Pierce releases Mitchell, then comes right back in to tie up. Mitchell is keeping busier than Pierce in the clinch, peppering punches to the body, but just can’t get off the cage. A knee from Mitchell appears to stray low; Pierce tells ref Steve Mazzagatti that he’s fine and the fight continues. Mitchell escapes the clinch and tries to come back at Pierce, who cracks “Daudi” with a short, clean right hand before wrapping up again to close out the round.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pierce
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Mitchell
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Mitchell

Round 2
Pierce immediately puts Mitchell’s back to the fence again, and Mitchell resumes his short shots to Pierce’s body and head. Pierce releases for a second, then clinches again. Mitchell escapes and comes after Pierce with long punches, countered by a Pierce uppercut. Pierce grabs underhooks in the middle of the cage and Mitchell tries to make him pay with thudding uppercuts to the body. They move toward the fence, where Pierce drops Mitchell with a big left hook from an awkward angle. Mitchell hits the ground and Pierce seals the deal with a series of right hands, forcing ref Mazzagatti to intervene. Mike Pierce wins via TKO at 2:55 of round two.

Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon

Round 1
Melancon thuds a left hand to Baczynski’s body and follows up with a low kick outside. The taller Baczynski backs him away with a push kick, then one to the oblique as Melancon counters with a hard left hook up top. Melancon throws to the body again, then a jab and another left hook sends Baczynski staggering. Baczynski resets and uses another push kick to establish the range. Now cut above the right eyebrow, Baczynski has a right high kick blocked by Melancon’s arm. A huge left-handed counter lands for Melancon and Baczynski falls to his back. Melancon pounces, trying to stack up and finish Baczynski, but the “Polish Pistola” keeps himself in the fight with a big upkick and a rangy guard. Back on the feet and Baczynski counters with a left hook of his own in the next exchange. He goes for a double-leg on the fence, defended by Melancon, who hits a takedown of his own. Melancon holds Baczynski on the fence as Baczynski tries to stand, landing right hands and forcing him back to the ground. Half-guard now for Melancon with 30 seconds to go, and Baczynski uses his long legs to push him out. Seconds before the horn, Melancon blasts Baczynski with a left and a flurry of punches. The horn sounds and Melancon leaps up, leaving a bloodied Baczynski out cold on the canvas. The official time of Brian Melancon’s stunning knockout victory is 4:59 of round one.

Edson Barboza vs. Rafaello Oliveira

Round 1
Barboza opens with a leg kick, wades out and takes a wide left behind the ear from Oliveira. Barboza continues circling the outside and chopping away at Oliveira’s lead leg with punishing kicks. A kick to the body backs Oliveira away, and Barboza has a left hand waiting for his countryman when Oliveira wades back in. Another nasty leg kick from Barboza draws an “ooh” from the sparse Vegas crowd. Oliveira shoots on a single and Barboza hops away. Oliveira connects with a good right hand, but Barboza just shakes it off, circles and stuffs an Oliveira shot. Oliveira lands a kick, but takes one in return from Barboza, as well as a quick right hand. Another shot from Oliveira is sprawled on; Barboza keeps on the outside, picking his shots with leg kicks and jabs in the middle part of the frame. Oliveira looks to clinch high this time, and Barboza simply shoves him off. A leg kick around the 45-second mark has Oliveira limping on his left leg. Barboza keeps busy, moving around his injured opponent and continuing to punish Oliveira’s legs, nearly landing a spinning kick in the final seconds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Barboza
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Barboza
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Barboza

Round 2
Oliveira gets Barboza to the ground early after catching a kick, but Barboza is quickly back up and continuing his pattern from the first round resumes. Barboza continues to batter the left leg of Oliveira with precision kicks and dodging Oliveira’s slow takedown attempts. After 90 seconds, a kick finally buckles Oliveira’s leg, but he’s able to get to his feet. Two more kicks send Oliveira back down, and now referee Herb Dean has seen enough. Edson Barboza gets the TKO by way of leg kicks at 1:44 of round two.

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Dave Herman

Round 1
Herman takes the center and flicks out leg kicks at Gonzaga, who circles counterclockwise. Gonzaga steps in and counters a low kick with a massive overhand right to the chin, and Herman goes crashing to the ground. Another four or five jackhammer rights from Gonzaga have referee Kim Winslow rushing in to save the dazed Herman. Gabriel Gonzaga makes it a quick night with a 17-second knockout victory.

Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome

Round 1
The southpaws start swinging early and it’s Parke who lands his left first. Tokudome slaps with a leg kick as he moves to the perimeter, then swipes at Tokudome with a right hook. Tokudome lands a leg kick, takes another overhand left to the temple, lands another short leg kick. Parke’s next left has some zip behind it, and now the “TUF” veteran is on the march. Tokudome eats several punches before backing Parke away with a right of his own. Parke looks for a high single-leg on the fence, whipping Tokudome to the ground with 2:20 left on the clock. Tokudome pops right back up, but Parke stays glued to his back and tries to pull the Japanese fighter to the mat. Tokudome stuffs it and turns around to work in Parke’s closed guard. Parke is squirming, leaning to his right and working on Tokudome’s right arm, all while not allowing Tokudome to land much in the way of ground-and-pound. Tokudome traps Parke’s right hand briefly and is able to land a couple hard punches, but Parke drives forward on a leg and overpowers Tokudome to close out the round on top.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Parke
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Parke
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Parke

Round 2
The lightweights exchange leg kicks early, but when Tokudome steps in to strike, he catches a pair of hard left hands on the chin. Tokudome is able to stay standing, but Parke is lighting him up with the left. Tokudome slows the Irishman’s charge with a combination. Parke is quickly back to bombing Tokudome with the left hand, coming straight down the center now as well as over the top. Tokudome refuses to go down, so Parke changes tactics midway through the round and takes him down at the base of the fence. Tokudome climbs back up after a minute and escapes the clinch to zap Parke with a flying knee. If the knee hurt Parke, there was no chance for Tokudome to capitalize, as Parke goes straight for a takedown and hits it. Tokudome nearly reverses with 60 seconds to go, but Parke sprawls on it and escapes when Tokudome tries to slam him. Both men land a pair of lefts in the final seconds, with Tokudome’s looking to land cleaner.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Parke
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Parke
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Parke

Round 3
Parke can’t finish a single-leg and has to hold Tokudome on the fence, where Tokudome reverses and nearly takes down Parke, who grabs the cage to defend. This allows Parke to sprawl on the shot and almost spin around to Tokudome’s back. Instead, they wind up on the fence with Parke on the outside and Tokudome landing some hard, short elbows. Parke botches a takedown and Tokudome capitalizes to take top position. Parke gets back up, but he’s looking much slower now as he misses a pair of lefts and eats two punches from Tokudome. A head kick from Tokudome sets up a big takedown on the fence, though Parke stands up with about 70 seconds left. Tokudome still has some pop in his punches, and he’s making Parke pay in the pocket. Another shot from Parke is sprawled on as the clock ticks down. Parke finishes the takedown with 10 seconds remaining, but Tokudome is back up before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Tokudome (29-28 Parke)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tokudome (29-28 Parke)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Tokudome (29-28 Parke)

Official result: The judges score the bout 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28, all for the winner by unanimous decision, Norman Parke.

Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig

Round 1
Leben walks through a few punches from Craig to get the Texan against the fence. Foot stomps and lefts to the body for Leben now as he lifts up Craig’s right leg and works for a takedown. Leben backs out, then comes in to pick Craig’s ankle. Craig connects with some right hands on his way down, then quickly stands back up. Leben charges on Craig and lands a left hand, but takes a couple hard knees to the body in return. The middleweights clinch on the fence now, Leben on the outside throwing hands and Craig using knees in the Thai plum. Craig catches Leben coming forward with a right straight-left hook combo, then holds the “Crippler” on the fence for a few seconds. They break and Leben starts coming forward again, working for a single-leg against the cage. Craig defends well, again using the Thai plum to knee Leben’s body while Leben throws peppering punches to both sides of Craig’s ribs. Craig shoots a hard double-leg but Leben stands him up and they finish the round leaning on the fence.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Craig
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Craig
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Craig

Round 2
Leben looks for a takedown against the cage while Craig defends and punishes the veteran with quick right hands. Leben answers with body punches before Craig is able to break out with a high knee. Craig tries to jump on Leben’s back as Leben shoots, but Leben defends it and they split. Leben is bleeding from the inside corner of his right eye as he comes forward on Craig and tries to clinch again. Craig has his hands by his waist, moving backward and countering Leben’s charge. Another clinch before the end of the frame has Craig countering Leben’s body punches with a big knee from the Thai clinch.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Craig
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Craig
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Craig

Round 3
Leben goes down about 30 seconds into the round courtesy of some powerful punches from Craig. The follow-up shots from Craig on the floor appear to send Leben in and out of consciousness, but referee Yves Lavigne is nearby and does not wave off the fight. Leben somehow recovers and gets back to his feet, where he once again holds Craig against the fence and tries for a trip takedown. Craig stuffs it and circles out, shoving an oncoming, off-balance Leben to the canvas and following down to the Hawaiian’s guard. Leben turns to his right to try a kimura, can’t get it, but does manage to escape to his feet. Craig is walking away, trying to create some space, but Leben comes straight forward and puts Craig on the fence. It’s Craig who hits the takedown, and then another when Leben stands back up, to finish the fight.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Craig (30-26 Craig)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Craig (30-26 Craig)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Craig (30-27 Craig)

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28 Craig, 29-28 Leben and 30-27 for the winner by split decision, Andrew Craig.

Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson

Round 1
Swanson strikes first with a pair of outside low kicks to Siver’s lead leg. He sticks a jab in Siver’s face and eats a hooking counter from the muscled German. A clubbing right from Swanson backs Siver away, but Siver catches a spinning kick moments later and puts Swanson’s back to the canvas in the middle of the cage. Siver works in Swanson’s half-guard, using head-and-arm control to pass on the right side. Siver tries for a crucifix, can’t quite get it and softens up Swanson with a half-dozen right hands. Leaning across, Siver drives horizontal elbows to Swanson’s ribs and face. Siver nearly takes full mount, but Swanson is able to trap a leg and then gets back to butterfly guard. With 30 seconds left, Swanson sits up for a guillotine, forcing Siver to defend and allowing Swanson to stand. A leg kick from Swanson turns Siver around just before the end of the frame.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Siver
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Siver
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Siver

Round 2
Siver is scoring with some hard kicks to the body of Swanson early in round two, including a couple of his signature spinning strikes. Swanson is landing some quick, grazing shots on Siver, but nothing that seems to slow the German. Swanson misses with a cartwheel kick, blocks a high kick and hits Siver’s nose with a jab. Siver hits a pair of leg kicks and an overhand right which has Swanson covering up for a second. Swanson misses with a wide overhand left, lands a slapping left kick to Siver’s body. A big uppercut has Siver changing levels, desperate for a takedown which Swanson reverses with a trip. Swanson steps from side cotnrol into full mount with just under 60 seconds left; with 30 seconds on the clock, he sits up and begins dropping punches. He gets off about six before he’s bucked off by Siver, who surprisingly finishes the round on top.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Swanson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Swanson
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Swanson

Round 3
Swanson backs Siver away with an early head kick, followed a moment later by a kick to the body and an uppercut. Siver pushes forward, though, and has a spinning kick thwarted by a short Swanson punch. Siver misses a jab from close range and pays for it by eating Swanson’s right hand. Swanson blasts his man with another right straight, then another, and Siver goes down. Siver is completely out of this, taking punch after punch from Swanson, who eventually has mercy and looks up at ref Herb Dean to get the fight stopped. Dean obliges, and Swanson takes the win via TKO at 2:24 of round three.

Mark Munoz vs. Tim Boetsch

Round 1
Boetsch trips up Munoz early with a low kick and an overhand right, then dumps Munoz to the ground with a takedown along the fence. Munoz pops back up with Munoz still tight on him, but they break after reaching a stalemate in the clinch. Munoz rushes in to drive a knee into Munoz’s breadbasket before pushing him against the fence. Another knee to the body lands for Boetsch before Munoz can overpower him and hit a takedown. Munoz traps Boetsch’s legs, but Boetsch quickly frees them and stands to be held on the fence. Boetsch tries a guillotine as he’s taken down again, but he doesn’t have the angle as Munoz is in side control. Boetsch swings his legs into position and rolls Munoz, losing the guillotine in the process. Munoz scrambles up and blasts Boetsch with right hands on the fence. Boetsch comes back with a right of his own before Munoz slows the pace with an underhook and knees to the body. Munoz slugs with right hands to Boetsch’s thigh and head as the middleweights work slowly with 30 seconds left in the opening period. Munoz backs out and cracks Boetsch again with a combo. Boetsch backs him off with a kick, then defends and punches Munoz’s face as Munoz tries for one last takedown.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Munoz
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Munoz
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Boetsch

Round 2
The middleweights spend the first 90 seconds of the round working on the fence again, with Munoz starting on the outside and scoring with knees before Boetsch turns it around and releases. Munoz gets back inside to take down Boetsch again, this time at the base of the fence. Boetsch rolls and Munoz winds up in side control with Boetsch turtling. Now it’s north-south position and Munoz is unloading some brutal right hands on Boetsch’s ribs. Boetsch powers back to his feet, only to be taken back down and punched in the face by the tenacious Munoz. They’re back in north-south and Munoz resumes punching to the body, again prompting Boetsch to stand. Munoz gets Boetsch down to his knees, then stands up and spends the final 30 seconds punching and kneeing the “Barbarian.”

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Munoz
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Munoz
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Munoz

Round 3
A big right uppercut lands for Munoz, but Boetsch catches a guillotine as the “Filipino Wrecking Machine” rushes in for a takedown. Munoz nearly winds up on his back, though he rolls through and winds up in Boetsch’s guard, still defending the choke. Boetsch uses the headlock to try and secure Munoz’s back. Munoz is quick to slide out the back door, and now he’s back on top, thumping Boetsch with heavy ground-and-pound. Boetsch is just covering up as Munoz throws thunderous shots, and there’s still half a round remaining. Boetsch goes to his back and Munoz leans right to left in side control, wrenching a kimura on Boetsch’s left arm. Boetsch frees the arm, so Munoz goes back to punching until Boetsch rolls over. Munoz tries a rear-naked choke, can’t get it and instead steps into full mount. Boetsch is just barely surviving here, absorbing dozens of punches. He tries for a leg lock in the final 30 seconds, but this only seems to anger Munoz, who crashes through Boetsch’s guard with a pair of huge right hands before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Munoz (30-26 Munoz)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Munoz (30-26 Munoz)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Munoz (29-28 Munoz)

Official result: The judges score the bout 30-26, 30-27 and 29-28, all for the winner by unanimous decision, Mark Munoz.

Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy

Round 1
Leg kicks from Kennedy are the only offense in the first 40 seconds, after which Gracie comes inside to clinch up and trip the American to the ground at the base of the fence. Gracie nearly secures the back of a kneeling Kennedy, but Kennedy powers back to his feet and holds Gracie on the fence with underhooks. Gracie escapes and backs out of range of Kennedy’s punches and a front kick. Outside leg kick lands for Kennedy; Gracie catches the next one and just misses with a straight counter. Gracie connects with a couple knees inside as Kennedy pushes him to the cage. The Brazilian turns Kennedy around and dumps him to the ground, then quickly secures the back with a body triangle. Kennedy is fending off Gracie’s rear-naked choke attempts by fighting the wrists, but Gracie still has about one minute to work with. With 15 seconds left, Kennedy twists around in the body triangle and finishes the round on top, punching Gracie’s body.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Gracie
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Gracie
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Gracie

Round 2
Kennedy gets a takedown of his own to begin the middle round, and he capitalizes on the position by whacking the kneeling Gracie with right hands. When Gracie tries to cover up, Kennedy goes under the armpit. Gracie certainly doesn’t enjoy this and scrambles back up to be held against the fence. Kennedy roughs up Gracie further in the clinch, working some knees to the body. Gracie reverses to the outside position and takes a knee to the face as he leans. Kennedy turns it back around and drags Gracie down with about 2:00 to go, then spends a minute on top before ref Kim Winslow stands them up. Kennedy connects with a sweeping left hook, puts Gracie on the fence again and knees the body to the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Kennedy
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kennedy
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Kennedy

Round 3
The middleweights trade leg kicks early in the final round with Kennedy getting the better of the exchange against the relatively stationary Gracie. Clinching up and spinning to take Gracie’s back, Kennedy scores with some hard knees to the Brazilian’s thighs before letting go. More leg kicks from Kennedy; he stuffs, then succumbs to a takedown from Gracie as the round nears the midway mark. Kennedy is right back up and holding Gracie against the fence, alternating between right hands to the bigger man and knees to Gracie’s body. Ref Winslow restarts them with 90 seconds to go and Gracie looks spent, bleeding from his left eye and slow to turn around on Winslow’s command. Kennedy lunges forward with a pair of left hooks, then wraps up Gracie’s body and mugs him with rough left hands and uppercuts on the cage to the final horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Kennedy (29-28 Kennedy)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kennedy (29-28 Kennedy)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Kennedy (29-28 Kennedy)

Official result: The judges score the bout 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Tim Kennedy.

Frankie Edgar vs. Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira

Round 1
Edgar catches a body kick and shoves Oliveira away, then clubs the Brazilian youngster with a speedy right hand to the temple. Oliveira is stunned and Edgar capitalizes with a takedown. As he goes to stand, Edgar is forced to dodge a heel hook attempt from Oliveira, who connects with a knee as the featherweights get back to their feet. Edgar slams Oliveira to the ground in the middle of the cage, and Oliveira is quick to apply a body triangle from guard. Oliveira swings his legs around to try for an armbar, but Edgar scrambles out and leaves “Charles do Bronx” scrambling for a leg. Edgar connects with a left hook and Oliveira makes him pay for it with a stiff jab. Another left hand from Oliveira has Edgar circling away with just over 90 seconds to go. Big left hand from Edgar lands flush but doesn’t drop Oliveira, who gets dumped to the ground again inside the last minute. Edgar allows him back up, absorbs an uppercut to the body from Oliveira to land a left of his own. Another takedown with 20 seconds left has Edgar finishing the round on top.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Edgar
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Edgar
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Edgar

Round 2
Edgar catches another kick from Oliveira and tries to trip him down, but the Brazilian stays up to land a knee in close quarters. A hard outside leg kick from Oliveira nearly takes out Edgar’s leg; Edgar catches the next one and throws Oliveira to the ground while scoring with a right hand. Oliveira stands up and comes forward, only to wind up on his back again, this time with Edgar on top in his guard. Oliveira stays busy off his back, throwing short punches to both sides of Edgar’s head while shifting his hips. Edgar gets off a couple elbows of his own before backing out and allowing Oliveira to stand. A left from Oliveira has Edgar shooting for a takedown, which the Chute Boxe product stuffs. Oliveira has taken up residence in the center, using a push kick to keep Edgar circling the outside. Edgar catches another leg kick and just misses with a right hand as Oliveira tumbles away. Oliveira is piling on the punches now, forcing Edgar to retreat backward and abandon his counterstriking. Instead, Edgar clinches up and throws Oliveira to the ground with a big double-leg with 10 seconds left. Oliveira squeezes on a guillotine from guard and Edgar may have just been saved by the bell here.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Edgar
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Oliveira
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Edgar

Round 3
Edgar stings Oliveira with a flurry of punches early, but the follow-up combinations from the former lightweight champ aren’t enough to put his man away. Oliveira hits the ground and Edgar stands over him, flicking kicks at the Brazilian’s legs until ref Yves Lavigne calls for a stand-up. Oliveira moves forward, connecting with a right hand that forces Edgar to circle out. Edgar catches another kick, but Oliveira seems ready for it this time and cracks Edgar with another right. Oliveira denies a shot from Edgar, stands back up and takes an overhand right on the cheek. He’s quick to come back and crack Edgar with a left hand of his own. Oliveira trips Edgar to the ground, Edgar stands up and Oliveira bangs him up with a left. Now it’s Edgar landing shots, forcing Oliveira to back up. A left hand behind the ear slows Oliveira further, and a right hand behind the ear does even more damage. Oliveira looks to shoot, but Edgar overpowers him and puts Oliveira’s back to the mat with about one minute left in the fight. Oliveira throws elbows from his back while Edgar tries to sit up in the body triangle and lands punches. A huge right hand connects for Edgar in the last 20 seconds, and Edgar finishes the three-round thriller on top as the bout goes to the judges.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Edgar (30-27 Edgar)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Edgar (29-28 Edgar)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Edgar (30-27 Edgar)

Official result: The judges score the bout 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Frankie Edgar.

UFC Middleweight Title Fight:
Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

Round 1
Herb Dean is the referee for tonight’s main event; he tries to get the middleweights to touch gloves before the start of the bout, but Silva isn’t having it. Weidman shoots in on a double-leg about 30 seconds into the round. Silva looks to stuff it at first, then tries to grab hold of Weidman’s back, but the champ winds up on the ground. Weidman hits Silva with a few elbows from the top and tries to cover Silva’s mouth with his hand. Left hands land on Silva’s temple and Weidman moves to pass to side control. Silva stuffs him back to full guard and Weidman stands over the champ, who tries to kick out his challenger’s knees. Weidman clubs Silva with a right hand and then drops back for a kneebar, then a heel hook. Silva twists out of both and stands up, taking the outside of the cage and dodging Weidman’s punches with hands at his side. Silva lets Weidman walk in on him, and Weidman capitalizes with a nice left hand. Weidman lands a right hand and Silva grins at him, puts his hands on his hips and laughs. Silva is just trying to clown Weidman, trying to lure the challenger in, but Weidman isn’t biting. Silva cracks Weidman with a leg kick and offers up his own leg in return; Weidman doesn’t throw. Silva is offering more words than strikes in the last 30 seconds, and he gives Weidman a little hug and kiss after the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Weidman
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Weidman
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Weidman

Round 2
Silva keeps clowning at the start of round two, mocking Weidman with a fake wobble after the challenger lands a glancing blow. Weidman shoots after 40 seconds and Silva shuts it down quickly. Weidman whiffs on a head kick and dodges a Silva front kick. Weidman charges forward with a combination and Silva is still clowning, leaning backwards, when Weidman connects with a perfect left hook on the chin. Silva is out cold with his eyes glazed over when he hits the canvas, but Weidman tacks on a right and a left before ref Herb Dean can intervene. He’s done it! Weidman has actually done it. He has ended the reign of Anderson Silva. At 1:18 of round two, Chris Weidman is the new UFC middleweight champion.

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