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Chris Weidman on Snapping His Losing Streak in Return to Middleweight

August 9, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Chris Weidman

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was victorious in his move back down to 185 pounds at last night’s UFC on ESPN+ 32 event. During last night’s fight card, he defeated Omari Akhmedov via unanimous decision. While it wasn’t Weidman’s “favorite fight” of his career, he’s happy he was able to walk away with the win. He stated the following after the fight in quotes send to us by the UFC:

“That wasn’t my favorite fight at all for myself, but I got the win. There’s a lot that goes into it for me and my family, it’s just good to get it done with. I’m super grateful that the UFC is allowing us to work and put on a show for everybody. I know so many people out there that really want to start working and they can’t, so I’m just super grateful to be in the position that I am at to do something that I love to do and to provide for my family. It feels good. I feel like I’m restarting my career and I’m really grateful to have that opportunity. I feel refreshed and renewed. I’m super excited about the future.”

The major story going into this bout was that Chris Weidman was only 1-5 in his last six fights. Not to mention, his last five losses have all been by way of knockout. This fight was likely a must-win situation for Weidman after he was unsuccessful in his attempt to make a run at light heavyweight (205 pounds), concluding in a knockout loss to Dominick Reyees at UFC on ESPN 6 last October.

UFC on ESPN+ 32 was held last night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight card was streamed live on ESPN+. You can read 411’s live results and coverage HERE.