UFC newcomer Weidman defeats Sakara in bloody bout

by Michael David Smith | source: mmafighting.com

Chris Weidman put on a clinic on the ground against Alessio Sakara at UFC on Versus 3 on Thursday night, winning his UFC debut and showing why he's considered one of the best prospects in mixed martial arts.

A former NCAA wrestling All-American who has developed a strong Brazilian jiu jitsu game, Weidman weathered an early storm of strikes against Sakara and came back to dominate the second and third rounds on the ground, winning a unanimous decision in a bloodbath of a fight.

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Alessio Sakara Vs. Chris Weidman
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Alessio Sakara <a href=Alessio Sakara" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=120&q=75&x=47&y=1&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=9BC29D10-1D09-6BFC-E5A1EACD9191C2F0.jpg" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 15-7-0
Team Boxe Thai
Name Chris Weidman Chris Weidman
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 190 (86.18 kg)
Record 4-0-0
Chris Weidman def. Alessio Sakara via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


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Time Warner site profile image  

3/7/11 5:09 PM by Time Warner

no surpise of the outcome

TheGARV site profile image  

3/4/11 12:08 AM by TheGARV

Weidman still has a long way to go on his stand up.  But his power is there and he's going to be a force.

ds1970 site profile image  

3/3/11 10:12 PM by ds1970


MetaDevil site profile image  

3/3/11 10:11 PM by MetaDevil

Cmon, kids a novice basically in a fight against a legit vet with a bjj black belt on three weeks notice and you're saying he's a blanket? He did more in that fight to finish Sakara than Fitch has in his last 5 fights combined.

mma shill site profile image  

3/3/11 10:11 PM by mma shill

Good fight, too bad it ended with a lay and pray boring wrestling round, respect for sakara man, he put on a fight and props to chris in his debut, hopefully he evolves ala Phil Davis

BJJkilla site profile image  

3/3/11 10:10 PM by BJJkilla

lupo on suicide watch?

Str4nger D4nger site profile image  

3/3/11 10:09 PM by Str4nger D4nger

I got money on itty bitty chicken legs too.

Clipsburgh site profile image  

3/3/11 10:08 PM by Clipsburgh

Meh, I just hope Weidman evolves more.Right now he's just another elbow grinding wrestler.

PrecisePrecision site profile image  

3/3/11 10:07 PM by PrecisePrecision

That ref has huge arms, short man sydrome?

Brabo Fett site profile image  

3/3/11 10:06 PM by Brabo Fett

yay another blanket in the ufc