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Weidman gets the win over Silva due to a technical decision in Atlantic City

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Former UFC Champion Chris Weidman looked more like his old self inside the Octagon on Saturday night. He defeated Bruno Silva at the UFC Fight Night card at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

Weidman — who is originally from New York before moving to South Carolina — was initially credited with a knockout win. However, as he was celebrated in the ring, the bout was changed to a technical decision. 

Due to an eye poke, the fight then went to the cards. With Weidman leading at the time of the stoppage, he was credited with a unanimous technical decision. 

The 39-year-old Weidman, who was born in Baldwin, New York, improved to 16-7. “The All-American” now has six decision wins. 

He picked up his first win in the Octagon since August 8th, 2020 when he won a unanimous decision over Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night 174. 

Then, in his next bout against Uriah Hall, he suffered a devastating injury. Hall was credited with the TKO win after the fight was stopped 17 seconds in. 

Following his injury, Weidman returned to the Octagon against Brad Tavares. He looked timid when he tried to throw his kicks before eventually losing by a unanimous decision to Tavares. 

“Blindado” fell to 23-11 with the loss. This was his third decision loss for Silva. 

The Brazilian has dropped his third straight fight. As he was losing in the bout, the crowd was booing him for taking a break due to an eye poke. It seemed that he knew he was losing so he pushed the issue more.

Silva has also dropped fights to Sharabutdin Magomedov and Brendan Allen. He has not won a bout since he defeated Tavares at UFC Fight Night 222 by TKO (Knee and Punch) on April 22nd, 2023. 

Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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