UFC on FUEL TV: Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman Result
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UFC on FUEL TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman
HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Commentators: Kenny Florian and Jon Anik
July 12, 2012
All fighters were on weight.
Middleweight Five Round Main Event: Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman
Can Chris Weidman stay undefeated? Is he for real? We're about to find out.
Leg kick by Weidman. Another leg kick. Weidman immediately takes Munoz down. Weidman nearly gets caught in a guillotine, but quickly escapes and transitions to side control. Munoz now on all fours. Munoz manages to get to his feet, but Weidman holds onto him via front facelock. Munoz eats a couple knees to the head. Munoz gets on his knees. Weidman just dominating him on the ground. Has a guillotine. Now Weidman elbows Munoz on the head. Armbar? Weidman actually tries a kimura. Munoz trying to get back to his feet, now on his knees. Weidman still controlling the head.
Weidman stalls for a bit, while maintaining dominance. Weidman on top, trying to lock that guillotine. As Kenny Florian said, "really hunting for that neck on Munoz." Most definitely. Weidman gets a mounted guillotine, but Munoz escapes to his feet. Takedown by Weidman, who nearly gets Munoz's neck again. Munoz gets to his feet, as Weidman presses him chest first against the cage. He eats a couple punches to the face and knees to the thighs as this round ends.
Takedown again by Weidman. Munoz tried to sweep up, but Weidman still ends up on top in side control. Weidman working for a D'arce choke. Munoz escapes to his feet. Munoz throws a head kick and a punch. Both graze Weidman. Crowd behind Munoz, the California native. Short right hand by Weidman. Good God almighty. Short elbow by Weidman met Munoz's head. Munoz is busted open. Munoz is facedown. Weidman demolishes him with punches. Referee Josh Rosenthal waits until Munoz's head explodes before he mercifully stops the fight. Incredible fight by Weidman. Terrible stoppage by the ref. A little late there, Josh
Official Decision: Chris Weidman (9-0) def. Mark Munoz (12-3) via TKO (punches) at 1:37 of Round Two (really should've by a knockout).
Weidman was emotional after the fight. He thanked his family and coaches. He made a point to really thank his wife, who recently gave birth. He called out Anderson Silva, saying every time he's had a full training camp, he's finished his fights. Dana White is watching the middleweight division closely....
Now THAT'S a fight I want to see.
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