Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight knockout artists Chris Weidman and Yoel Romero squared off last night (Nov. 12, 2016) at UFC 205 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Last night was a massive moment for Weidman for a number of reasons. Beyond getting to fight in his home city on a major card, Weidman was returning from his first career loss and another string of injuries. “All-American” had a lot to prove. While Romero hasn’t yet lost inside the Octagon, he did fail a drug test earlier in the year. He managed to escape a long suspension, but Romero still had to put on a strong performance in his first bout back to retain his position at the top of the division.
The first round was a showcase for the former champion. He opened the bout with a ton of kicks, chopping at his opponent’s leg and digging into the body. Before long, Weidman mixed in his first takedown attempt, landing a dump off the single leg. Romero sprung back to his feet without much trouble, but Weidman kept on him. After some time, Weidman’s punches began to land a bit as well, and Romero had little success landing much of anything.
Wherever the fight went, Weidman was in control.
After spending five minutes doing almost nothing, Romero turned it up in the second round. His counter punches were far more accurate and active, and he was able to defend all of the single leg takedowns. In the last two minutes, Romero looked for his own takedown and landed it. From there, he controlled the back clinch as Weidman attempted to scramble, tripping him back to the ground frequently.
Both men were a bit tired, but the final round would be the decider. Weidman came out looking to change things, attacking ….View full article
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