Chris Weidman
The All-American


Knocked out in LH debut
Light HeavyweightUFC
October 18, 2019
Making his light heavyweight debut, Weidman lost to Dominick Reyes via TKO (punches) at 1:43 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Boston.
New division, same result. Simply put, Weidman's chin is gone. The former UFC Middleweight Champion planned on leaning on his wrestling to defeat Reyes and he actually was able to secure an early takedown. Unfortunately as soon as the men separated and Reyes unloaded on straight left hand, Weidman was done. Chris's sudden, steep fall from grace is both heartbreaking and frustrating. He has dealt with a ton of injuries, had countless surgeries, and has also been the victim of some legitimate bad luck inside the octagon. Yet when all is said and done, you have to pick up the "W", and Weidman is 1-5 in his last six bouts dating back to December 2015 and has just one victory since May 2015. To say Weidman is at a career crossroads at age 35 would be the understatement of the century.
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Booked for Boston
Light HeavyweightUFC
July 24, 2019
Weidman will take on Dominick Reyes in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Boston on October 18.
Weidman is a UFC veteran, having been fighting under the promotion since 2011. However, it's been a rough go for him as of late, having last four of his last five fights and most recently suffering a loss via KO (punches) against Ronaldo Souza at UFC 230. Now, Weidman has made the move up from middleweight to light heavyweight, and his first outing in that class will be against the undefeated Dominick Reyes (11-0).
To move up weight class
Light HeavyweightUFC
June 8, 2019
Weidman announced Saturday that he'll move up from middleweight to light heavyweight, Marc Reaimondi of ESPN reports.
Weidman announced the decision after a multi-year string of suffering performances due largely to injury. While the rationale behind the move is somewhat unclear, the former UFC middleweight champ, who boasts a 14-4 overall record but has lost four out of his last five matches, may view it as a way to increase his durability and extend his career.
Out for 90 days
Light HeavyweightUFC
November 6, 2018
Weidman was handed a 90-day medical suspension after losing to Jacare Souza at UFC 230 on Saturday, reports.
Weidman was handed the suspension for "damage sustained in the contest," a contest which Weidman lost by TKO (punches) in the third round. He won't be eligible to return until early February.
At career crossroads after loss to Jacare Souza at UFC 230
Light HeavyweightUFC
November 3, 2018
Weidman lost to Jacare Souza via TKO (punches) at 2:46 of Round 3 at UFC 230 on Saturday in New York City.
You really can't help but feel for Weidman. He has battled through so many injuries over the years and he has now suffered third round knockout losses in both of his fights at Madison Square Garden. Chris got off to a quick start in what was essentially a kickboxing match before his output waned as the fight progressed. By the time Round 3 rolled around, Weidman was struggling to defend himself. The shot that effectively ended the fight was a blow that seemed to catch Chris right on the top of the head. It was clear as day to everyone other than referee Dan Miragliotta that the fight was over then and there. Now 34 years old, Weidman finds himself at a career crossroads. He has fought considerably better than his 1-4 mark in his last five fights would lead you to believe, but as they say, you are what your record says you are.
Set to face Ronaldo Souza
Light HeavyweightUFC
October 20, 2018
Weidman will take on Ronaldo Souza at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 after his original opponent, Luke Rockhold, withdrew due to injury, reports.
Weidman's new opponent has a 25-6 professional record but is coming off a run of two defeats in his last three matches. The 38-year-old lost in the second round by TKO against Robert Whittaker back in April, 2017 and lost by split decision against Kelvin Gastelum in May.