Chris Weidman Plans Return to Middleweight, Hopes for April UFC Fight

Chris Weidman is returning to the division where he once captured UFC gold. View full post on Recent News on

Ex-UFC champ Chris Weidman hopes to return at middleweight in April

Chris Weidman | Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting Chris Weidman is putting an abrupt end to his light heavyweight experiment. The former UFC middleweight champion announced via social media over the weekend that he plans to take his next fight at 185 pounds and is targeting an April return. View this post on Instagram I’ve been […]

‘UFC 247 Embedded,’ No. 5: Jon Jones baffled by Dominick Reyes’ comments on Chris Weidman win

The UFC’s second pay-per-view of the year takes place Saturday with UFC 247, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series returns to get you ready. The event takes place Saturday at Toyota Center in Houston. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+. In the main event, […]

The Weekly Grind: Ben Askren buys a Cybertruck, Chris Weidman hits the TV screen, Jared Cannonier gets his crystals

Instagram / @chrisweidman What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove that even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of “The Weekly […]

Johnny Walker calls out Chris Weidman for early 2020 showdown

Johnny Walker has called out a former UFC champion in hopes to climb back up the 205-pound ladder. After hearing that ex-UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman is targeting a quick turnaround in the first quarter of 2020, Walker issued a challenge, stating that he, too, is looking to return around the same date. Hey @chrisweidman […]

Chris Weidman ‘Definitely’ Going to Continue Fighting

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Chris Weidman was full of confidence ahead of his light heavyweight debut against Dominick Reyes at UFC Boston before suffering a first-round knockout. The loss dropped the “All-American” to 1-5 in his last six, with all losses ending via knockout or TKO. View full post on Recent News on

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Oct. 22: Where do you rank Chris Weidman after another loss?

What do you do with Chris Weidman after his knockout loss to Dominick Reyes? The former middleweight champion was making the move up to light heavyweight for the main event bout last Friday at UFC Boston. Reyes finished him in less than two minutes. That would seem to preclude Weidman from light heavyweight rankings. Then […]

Against tough competition, Reyes vs. Weidman event does UFC’s best ESPN 2 numbers

Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting Friday’s show averaged 805,000 viewers, peaking at 1 million On a night with a lot of sports competition, UFC did its best numbers ever on ESPN 2 this past Friday night. The UFC on ESPN 6 event, headlined by Chris Weidman’s unsuccessful move to light heavyweight, where he lost via first-round […]

Despite Recent Slump, Ex-UFC Champ Chris Weidman ‘Definitely Not Ready to Retire’

Chris Weidman lost for the fifth time in six Octagon appearances at UFC on ESPN 6, prompting many observers — including Dana White — to question whether the former middleweight champion should continue fighting. View full post on Recent News on

Chris Weidman ‘definitely not ready to retire’ after quick TKO loss at UFC on ESPN 6

After suffering another stoppage loss, Chris Weidman is assuring everyone he’s far from done fighting. Last weekend at UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston, Weidman (14-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) failed in his light heavyweight debut and was knocked out in the first round by Dominick Reyes, his fifth stoppage loss in his last six fights. […]

Chris Weidman issues statement, declares he’s ‘definitely not ready to retire’  

Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting Chris Weidman may be down, but he refuses to say he’s out. The former middleweight champion looked to reinvigorate his career this past Friday night when he moved up to 205 pounds and challenged light heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes in the UFC on ESPN 6 main event. Sadly, Weidman’s night ended […]

Dana White Planning to Have ‘Conversation’ with Chris Weidman Regarding MMA Future

Despite losses in five of his last six Octagon appearances, Chris Weidman didn’t sound like a man who plans on calling it a career on Friday night. View full post on Recent News on

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Chris Weidman after UFC on ESPN 6 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for and UFC on ESPN 6’s other key winners?) Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman had his hopes for a light heavyweight title run temporarily derailed on Friday when he lost to Dominick Reyes in the UFC on ESPN 6 main event. Weidman (14-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) suffered […]

UFC on ESPN 6 results: Dominick Reyes stops Chris Weidman in under two minutes

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was looking to start the next chapter of his career as he went up to light heavyweight on Friday night. But instead, the night turned into a coming-out party for the next big thing at 205 pounds. Undefeated Dominick Reyes notched the biggest win on his belt to date […]

Undefeated Dominick Reyes Waylays Chris Weidman in UFC on ESPN 6 Headliner

Dominick Reyes made his intentions known, and they were loud and clear. View full post on Recent News on

UFC on ESPN 6 Results: Reyes vs. Weidman

Dominick Reyes and Chris Weidman will square off in the UFC on ESPN 6 main event Friday night. | Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting MMA Fighting has UFC on ESPN 6 results for the Reyes vs. Weidman fight card Friday night, as well as live blogs of the top fights, and UFC on ESPN 6 Twitter […]

For Dominick Reyes, Chris Weidman goes from gold standard to gold obstacle

Dominick Reyes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dominick Reyes isn’t the type to hide his enthusiasm about the excitement swirling around him. Reyes landed in Boston earlier this week and arrived in a sports-crazy city where he’ll soon be headlining a major MMA event. The posters have his face on them, the commercials tell his […]

UFC on ESPN 6 ‘Weidman vs. Reyes’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC on ESPN 6 coverage begins Friday at 6 p.m. ET. View full post on Recent News on

UFC on ESPN 6 predictions: Can Chris Weidman topple Dominick Reyes in 205 debut?

Reyes vs. Weidman Rodriguez vs. Stephens Hardy vs. Sosoli Lauzon vs. Pearce Barber vs. Robertson Stewart vs. Winn MMA Junkie readers’ consensus picks 2019: 176-105 (63%) Reyes (63%) Stephens (63%) Hardy (76%) Lauzon (59%) Barber (76%) Winn (75%) Dan Tom @DanTomMMA 2019: 183-98 (65%) Reyes Stephens Hardy Pearce Robertson Stewart Nolan King @mma_kings 2019: 86-48 […]

Chris Weidman Confident Light Heavyweight Title Shot Looms with Win at UFC Boston

Chris Weidman will make his 205-pound debut on Friday when he takes on the surging undefeated Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN 6 and believes a win over his opponent will propel him to a title fight against Jon Jones. View full post on Recent News on

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