Weidman retains title vs. Silva
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – Chris Weidman retained his middleweight title at UFC 168 on Saturday night, but it was the way the fight ended that that is the biggest news.
Weidman (11-0) remained unbeaten after the challenger and former champion, Anderson Silva (33-6) had his leg snap after throwing a leg kick at Weidman in the second round. The leg completely shattered and Silva immediately collapsed in pain and the fight was stopped without Weidman really completing the finish. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Weidman had odds of +140 to win this fight, which means a wager of $100 on him to win will pay out an additional $140. To Weidman’s credit, he did dominate the first round and nearly finished Silva with punches, but the former champion was able to stay alive and looked composed in the second round before suffering the injury.
The co-main event of Saturday’s card was a UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout as Ronda Rousey (8-0) defended her title belt against Miesha Tate (13-5). Rousey, who had never been pushed past the first round, had to go into the third round on Saturday. Tate gave Rousey a tough fight, landing some good punches and defending Rousey’s submission attempts. Entering the third round, Rousey had tired Tate and eventually locked up her patented armbar for the victory. According to oddsmakers, Rousey was the clear favorite to win, as she had odds of -750 to win. This means a wager of $750 on Rousey will pay out an additional $100.
For complete results for the main card bouts of UFC 168, see below.
UFC 168 Results
Chris Weidman (+140) def. Anderson Silva by TKO in the second round (1:16)
Ronda Rousey (-750) def. Miesha Tate by submission (armbar) in the third round (0:58)
Travis Browne (+165) def. Josh Barnett via KO in the first round (1:00)
Jim Miller (-400) def. Fabricio Camoes via submission (armbar) in the first round (3:42)
Dustin Poirier (-230) def. Diego Brandao via TKO in the first round (4:54)