Fox Sports has released footage from the UFC 175 bout between Lyoto Machida and Chris Weidman. The entertaining bout won them an extra $50,000 each for gaining Fight of the Night honors. For another clip with highlights from the bout, you can check out ESPN's video here.
Weidman and Machida battled for five rounds that saw the best of what MMA can be. The start of the fight was slow, but with purpose as both men were attempting to find their rhythm. Weidman made that very hard on Machida by applying pressure in ways that kept Machida from getting comfortable and establishing the range and attack that makes him so effective.
Machida still found opportunities to let loose with effective body attacks that did pay off in he end as Weidman visibly tired in the championship rounds.
As the fight went deeper, the two men engaged in more and more exchanges that seemed like brilliant opportunities for either man to get a stoppage. Weidman survived some tremendous blitzes from Machida and got his hand raised in a deserving decision.