Chris Weidman defeated Mark Munoz by knockout at 1:37 of round 2
Chris Weidman took the step up from top prospect to superstar tonight with a complete dismantling of Mark Munoz. Weidman completely controlled the first round with his grappling and nearly got a finish, then landed a crushing elbow on an incoming Munoz that dropped him to the mat, split wide open. Weidman pounded him out on the mat forever until referee Josh Rosenthal had finally seen enough. It was an awesome performance, but was kind of marred by a terribly late stoppage.
Weidman got the first takedown and moved right to side control. Munoz rolled over and Weidman looked to control the back. Munoz got up, but ate a knee while in a headlock. Weidman went for a guillotine, gave it up, and worked a kimura. He went back to the front headlock and landed some punches. He went for another guillotine and popped to mount, but Munoz defended and escaped. Weidman jumped right back on him though. Weidman rode out the round against the fence.
Weidman immediately got another takedown to start the second and shut down a scrambling Munoz to keep him in place. Munoz finally got some room and got back to his feet. As he tried to advance, Munoz landed a huge elbow right to the face that crumpled Munoz. Weidman landed some monster punches to the side of Munoz's head that put him completely out cold.