UFC 168: Weidman Defends Title With Gruesome Win Over Silva, Rousey Takes Out Tate
By FCF Staff
Chris Weidman defended the middleweight title tonight at UFC 168 in Las Vegas, but once again, his victory over Anderson Silva ended in shocking circumstances.
Weidman rocked Silva in the opening round, and proceeded to land several hard shots from the top position, but the former champ recovered and made it into round two.
Early on into the second frame, Silva threw a hard leg kick, but Weidman checked the strike and the 38 year-old fighter’s leg broke badly in half. As Silva dropped to the canvas in pain, the bout was called off and Weidman was awarded his second win over the renowned fighter.
In the co-headliner, Miesha Tate put on a determined effort, but ultimately bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey caught her rival with an armbar in round three.
In another of the main card’s feature attractions, Travis Browne knocked out Josh Barnett with a brutal series of elbows, as the decorated heavyweight attempted a double leg takedown. With the win, Browne will face Fabricio Werdum to determine who will challenge champion Cain Velasquez next.
Here are the official results from UFC 168, which was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
UFC Middleweight Title Fight
Chris Weidman def. Anderson Silva via TKO (injury-broken leg) at 1:16, R2
UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Fight
Ronda Rousey def. Miesha Tate via submission (armbar) at 0:38, R3
Travis Browne def. Josh Barnett via KO (elbows) at 1:00, R1
Jim Miller def. Fabricio Camoes via submission (armbar) at 3:42, R1
Dustin Poirier def. Diego Brandao via TKO (strikes) at 4:54, R1
Uriah Hall def. Chris Leben via TKO (retirement) at 5:00, R1
Michael Johnson def. Gleison Tibau via KO (punch) at 1:32, R2
Dennis Siver def. Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
John Howard def. Siyar Bahadurzada via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
William Macario def. Bobby Voelker via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Robert Peralta def. Estevan Payan via KO at (0:12), R3