UFC 175: Chris Weidman Outscores Lyoto Machida, Ronda Rousey Cruises Through Alexis Davis
By FCF Staff
Despite a thrilling effort from Lyoto Machida, Chris Weidman continued to demonstrate why he is one of the sport’s fastest rising stars at UFC 175, by handing the former champ a decision loss.
Weidman outstruck and outwrestled Machida throughout much of the fight, however, the challenger managed to land several telling shots in rounds four and five. At the end of the day, however, it was too little, too late, and Weidman retained the middleweight title with a UD victory.
The co-main-event was much, much, much quicker, as bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey put away Alexis Davis in just 16 seconds. Rousey stunned the challenger with a hard right hand moments in, and after throwing her to the mat, knocked her unconscious with a flurry of punches.
Earlier in the night it was announced that Stefan Struve would not face Matt Mitrione as scheduled, after he had a near feinting spell. Struve, who was set to return to action after being treated for a heart condition, is reportedly doing fine.
Here are the official results for UFC 175, which went down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision (49-45, 48-47, 49-46)
Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis via KO (punches) R1, 0:16
Uriah Hall def. Thiago “Marreta” Santos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Russell Doane def. Marcus Brimage via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Urijah Faber def. Alex Caceres via submission (rear-naked choke) R3, 1:09
Kenny Robertson def. Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Bruno Santos def. Chris Camozzi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rob Font def. George Roop via knockout (punches) R1, 2:19
Luke Zachrich def. Guilherme Vasconcelos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Kevin Casey def. William “Bubba” Bush via TKO (elbows) R1, 1:01