Chris Weidman wins first UFC fight since July 2017

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Chris Weidman has not won a fight in three years. Now, he’s back in the win column. 

Weidman defeated Omari Akhmedov in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 174 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Baldwin, New York native won by unanimous decision.

Overhead view of the octagon during the UFC 229 event. Who will step into the Octagon next with Khabib? (Photo by Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

The judges had the fight 29-28, 29-27, and 29-27.

This was Weidman’s first win that went the distance since 2014. He won a unanimous decision over Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 on July 5, 2014. 

With this win, Weidman improves to 15-5 in his MMA career. He also snapped a two-fight losing streak with this win.

This was just Weidman’s fifth decision win. He also has six technical knockouts/knockouts and four submission wins. 

Before this win, he had lost to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Dominick Reyes. Weidman won his first fight since he defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on FOX 25 by submission (arm-triangle choke) in the third round on July 22, 2017. 

Akhmedov fell to 20-5 in his MMA career. For the first-time, he lost via decision. 

He also has two losses each by technical knockout/knockout and submission.

“Wolverine” lost for the first-time since April 16, 2016 when he lost to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos by TKO (Knees and Punches) at UFC on FOX 19. His six fight undefeated streak came to an end with the loss.

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