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Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero set for UFC 205

Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero set for UFC 205

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will return to the octagon in his home state of New York when he squares off with top contender Yoel Romero at UFC 205 this November.

Weidman has not competed in the octagon since his June title loss to Luke Rockhold. Prior to the setback, Weidman had won 13-straight victories.

Meanwhile, Yoel Romero recently completed his six-month suspension which was handed down by USADA. Romero’s most recent effort came against former Strikeforce champ “Jacare” Souza, whom he defeated via split-decision.

The winner of this fight will likely be next in line to challenge for the UFC’s middleweight title.

Who do you think emerges victorious?

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Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold set as UFC 194 co-main event!‏

Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold set as UFC 194 co-main event!‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

A middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and number one contender Luke Rockhold will co-headline December’s UFC 194 event in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the booking earlier today.

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-0 MMA) will return to the octagon for the first time since May’s UFC 187 event, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over Vitor Belfort. Prior to that, the “All-American” was coming off a decision victory over former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, which occurred at UFC 175 in July of 2014.

Meanwhile, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (14-2 MMA) was last seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX 15 event, where he earned a second-round submission victory over Lyoto Machida. That victory marked Rockhold’s fourth in a row, as he had previously scored wins over Michael Bisping, Tim Boetsch and Costas Philippou respectively.

UFC 194 takes place December 12 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between champ Jose Aldo and interim title holder Conor McGregor.

Who do you have winning this championship bout?

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Luke Rockhold gets next crack at Chris Weidman‏

Luke Rockhold gets next crack at Chris Weidman‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Luke Rockhold (14-2 MMA) will be the next man to challenge current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-0 MMA) for the title.

UFC President Dana White announced the news on yesterday’s edition of “UFC Tonight.”

No date or venue was revealed, but Dana White was clear that Rockhold would be the next title challenger:

“We don’t have that fight set up yet, we don’t know when it’s going to be, but that will be the fight,” White said. “Luke Rockhold will get the next shot at the title.”

The news will come as a disappointment to fellow middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (22-3 MMA), who will now have to wait or add another victory to his already impressive eight-fight win streak, this in order to receive his long-awaited title shot.

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is coming off a first-round TKO victory over Vitor Belfort, which he earned at last month’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas. Prior to that, the undefeated “All-American” defeated Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida via unanimous decision in July of 2014.

Meanwhile, Luke Rockhold was most recently seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX 15 event, where he earned a second-round submission victory over the aforementioned former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. That victory extended Rockhold’s current win streak to four in a row, as he had previously scored wins over Michael Bisping, Tim Boetsch and Costas Philippou respectively.

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Weidman: ‘I want to retire as the Greatest Of All Time’‏

Weidman: ‘I want to retire as the Greatest Of All Time’‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has gone a perfect 12-0 so far in his professional mixed martial arts career, which includes two victories over the man many consider to be the greatest MMA fighter of all-time, Anderson Silva.

With that said, the “All American” still has some lofty goals for the future, including retiring with an undefeated record and being known as “the greatest of all time.”

In order to accomplish his goals, Weidman will have to defeat former UFC champion Vitor Belfort at this weekend’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas. Here is what the champ had to say about his upcoming title defense and future aspirations in the sport of MMA:

“I’m here to hold the belt, I’m here to create a legacy for myself and become the greatest of all-time,” Weidman told MMAjunkie. “I’m here to retire undefeated. I have goals and no one is stopping them. People are starting to catch on and if you haven’t caught on yet you will on Saturday.”

Do you think Weidman has the potential to be the “greatest MMA fighter of all-time,” or do you think the “All American” will fall to Vitor Belfort this Saturday night in Sin City?