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  • MMA Fighting has UFC 175 results for the Weidman vs. Machida fight card July 5, plus live coverage from Las Vegas, live blogs of all the fights, and live UFC 175 twitter updates.

    In the main event, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will defend his title against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will try to retain her title against Alexis Davis in the co-main event.


    Chris Weidman knocked Anderson Silva out at UFC 162. He stopped him again in their rematch at UFC 168 after Silva snapped his leg on a checked kick.

    He defeated the greatest fighter on the face of the planet twice, successfully calling the middleweight throne his own in the process. Even after doing all of that, some people still feel the newly crowned champ lacks the sort of credibility his predecessor had.

    He’ll be stepping into the Octagon against Lyoto Machida on Saturday, July 5 at UFC 175 to do just that—prove he's deserving of the middleweight crown.

    Machida has always been a difficult puzzle for most fighters to solve, but Weidman has never been defeated in his professional mixed martial arts career.

    With both fighters set to have their hands full, here are the keys to victory for both Weidman and Machida.

    Machida is an elusive but remarkably patient counterstriker who can frustrate and evade the most talented fighters who are looking to simply march forward and strike—something Weidman has always been fond of.

    The Dragon is agile enough to prevent even the most talented MMA wrestlers from taking him down and scoring points—again, a pivotal aspect of Weidman's game.
    Saturday, July 5, 2014 11:29 PM