Once a challenger for the middleweight title, “All American” Chris Weidman proved doubters wrong when he met Anderson “The Spider” Silva at UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman last year with a devastating finish. Don’t believe me? Click on the embedded video above and just watch.
The NCAA standout wrestler-turned mixed martial artist didn’t let Silva’s stardom phase his intentions going into his title fight, and he seemed to have the right amount of confidence in his game to give the pound-for-pound king a stiff test. Nobody, however, thought that Weidman would stop the Spider by way of KO to take the title from one of the greatest fighters to step through the cage doors.