UFC 175 Results: Weidman vs. Machida


UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship
– Ronda Rousey (9-0) vs. Alexis Davis (16-5)

Round 1: Both ladies come out swinging. Rousey judo-throws Davis within seconds. She follows up with vicious ground and pound and this fight is over in a hurry. After the stoppage, Davis had no idea where she was and started fighting the referee. Mike Goldberg announces that this 16-second fight is the second fastest in history. After the fight, Rousey is put on the spot and asked if she’d fill in for Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes on August 2nd, to which she basically said “maybe” or “most likely,” after saying if her coaches are cool with it, she would be too.

Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis via TKO (punches) at 0:16 of Round 1 to retain her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship

UFC Middleweight Championship
– Chris Weidman (11-0) vs. Lyoto Machida (21-4)

Round 1: Bruce Buffer does his thing and then Herb Dean makes it official. Our UFC 175 main event is now officially underway. Weidman and Machida touch gloves and immediately the champion opens up with kicks. A loud “U.S.A.” chant turns to a “Ma-chi-da” chant as Machida circles and paws with a jab. Weidman catches a body kick by Machida and goes for a takedown, however Machida defends well. Machida continues to back up and circle, all-the-while the champion stalks him, keeping the forward-pressure on him. Machida lands a nice kick. The “U.S.A.” chants start up again. Weidman tries taking Machida down off of another body kick, but again Machida defends. The round ends with Machida backing up and avoiding the action. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Chris Weidman

Round 2: In between rounds, Ray Longo tells Weidman he had a perfect first round. Machida opens up the second round with a nice inside leg kick. Machida has been fighting typical Machida-style, backing up and circling a lot, avoiding any offense for the most part. Machida goes for a big left hand but Weidman avoids it and counters with a right hand over the top. Machida follows that up with a hard body kick. Machida lands a decent left hand. Weidman goes for the legs of Machida and manages to take him down. Weidman has Machida up against the cage as the “U.S.A.” chants start up again. Machida eats some knees as he works his way back to his feet. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Chris Weidman

Round 3: Weidman goes for a takedown at about 90 seconds into the first round, the only real action thus far, but Machida stuffed it. Seconds later, Weidman scooped Machida up and hit a full slam-style takedown. Weidman ends up taking Machida’s back, but this leads to a scramble and both guys end up back on their feet. Weidman charges in and lands a nice combination of punches. Machida seems to be cut. Weidman takes him down again. Weidman takes Machida’s back with just about a minute left in the third round. They scramble back up but Weidman scoops Machida up and slams him back down. Machida manages to get back to his feet, but he’s a bloody mess and Weidman is picking up the pace. MMANews.com scored the round 10-9 for Chris Weidman

Round 4: The first of the two championship rounds opens with the champion pressing the action against the challenger, as Machida continues to back up and circle, seemingly avoiding any offense at all costs. Weidman is cool, calm and collected, and is merely stalking the challenger and picking his shots. Machida finally lands a nice counter shot, but immediately backs up and circles some more. Weidman takes Machida down. Machida pops right back up. Machida ends up nailing Weidman with a huge left hook. And another. Weidman is backing up now. Machida gets Weidman against the cage and lands a barrage of punches. Machida goes for a high kick but Weidman avoids it. Machida lands a follow-up body kick. And another. Machida is really turning it on now. Machida lands another hard left hand. Machida defends a Weidman takedown attempt, but misses a big overhand right. Machida lands a big left just as the buzzer sounds. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Lyoto Machida

Round 5: The Machida fans are loud here in the fifth and final frame. Machida lands a couple of good kicks early in the round, although Weidman is still the aggressor, pushing forward as Machida backs, circles and picks his shots. Machida lands a nice left hand on Weidman. Weidman goes for a takedown but the challenger defends it. Machida backs Weidman against the cage and lands some good shots. Weidman lands a solid right hand. Both guys stun each other with hard shots. Both guys are tired in this final round, but still going for it. Weidman lands a nice knee and a solid elbow that busts up the left eye of Machida. Machida lands two good punches to follow-up. The fans are coming alive as we have just 90 seconds left in this exciting main event. Weidman takes Machida down. Machida eats some ground and pound but ultimately works his way back to his feet with just 30 seconds remaining. Machida charges at Weidman with a fury, landing several huge shots on the champion. The fight ends on that note. Crazy fight. MMANews.com scores the round 10-9 for Lyoto Machida

Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida via Unanimous Decision (49-45, 48-47, 49-46) after 5 Rounds to retain his UFC Middleweight Championship

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