July 11, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Chris Weidman (center) celebrates with his team after defeating Mark Munoz (not pictured) in the middleweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
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After a quick takedown, Munoz popped up and attempted to strike with Weidman. As he came forward for an apparent takedown attempt, Munoz ate a picture-perfect elbow that dropped him like a sack of poopy, leaking blood from his forehead. Some 16 punches on the ground were finally enough for referee Josh Rosenthal to stop the fight, even though Munoz was unconscious at about 11 or so.
What was the high spot of this fight?
The elbow. It wasn't quite clear to everyone at first, which is understandable since it was so fast. Munoz just collapsed to the mat and Weidman went in for the kill.
Where do these guys go from here?
Weidman could possibly be heading for a UFC middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva, but my humble opinion is that he'll get one more fight first. I think he should fight Vitor Belfort, but differing opinions have him fighting all sorts of top-10 fighters. One thing is clear though - Chris Weidman is one of the best middleweights in the world.
Who knows where Munoz goes from here. He went from a probable title shot to the hospital, getting a bunch of stitches. Personally, I'd like to see him face the loser of the Hector Lombard vs. Tim Boetsch fight at UFC on Fox 4 next.
Watch it now, later or never?
Right now. Like, NOW. You'll never see a top-contender bout this one-sided ever again.
SBN coverage of UFC on Fuel 4: Munoz vs. Weidman