Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was undefeated for the first 13 fights of his professional career. Now he’s looking for his first victory in nearly two years.
Weidman (13-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) meets Gegard Mousasi (41-6-2 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in the co-main event of next month’s UFC 210 event, which takes place at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view following preliminary bouts on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
It’s a big fight in the 185-pound division. Weidman is currently No. 5 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA middleweight rankings, while Mousasi is just behind at No. 7.
But the bout has added significance for Weidman, who is looking to snap a disappointing two-fight losing streak after suffering back-to-back defeats to Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero.
Weidman certainly possesses the skills needed to get it done, though oddsmakers currently have him pegged as a slight underdog to Mousasi, a former Strikeforce and DREAM champ looking to soon add a UFC title to his trophy case.
Ahead of the UFC 210 clash, check out the last time Weidman had his hand raised, surviving an early flurry of strikes from MMA legend Vitor Belfort before battling back and scoring an impressive first-round TKO at UFC 187 in May 2015.
Check out the video above to see the bout in its entirety.
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