UFC 168 results: Chris Weidman retains his title with an injury TKO over Anderson Silva

Esther Lin MMA Fighting

A freak injury put Silva down in the second round and Weidman held on to the Middleweight belt.

After taking the Middleweight title with a shocking knockout at UFC 162, Chris Weidman rematched Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 168. Weidman dominated the first round with his wrestling and top control. To the disappointment of every fan, Silva had his leg snapped as he threw a leg kick in the second round and the fight was stopped.

Weidman came in early with a quick takedown, but Silva got right back to his feet. Another takedown from Weidman and he followed with ground and pound, but Silva was able to minimize the damage. Weidman satisfied to stay in guard. He landed many good shots from there, but Silva stayed calm throughout the round. With shots from bottom, Silva made Weidman's nose bleed.

Silva looked much much better in the second round. He was landing low kicks and staying away from Weidman's clinch range. Unfortunately, a checked leg kick caused Silva's leg to snap in the shin. He immediately fell and the fight was called off.

Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva by TKO at 1:16 of round 2.

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