UFC Vegas 6: Chris Weidman Gets Much Needed W
Chris Weidman was likely in a must win situation tonight at UFC Vegas 6, and the former middleweight champ wrestled his way to victoy.
Chris Weidman wasn’t able to score an emphatic victory at UFC Vegas 6. But, the former middleweight champ out wrestled Omari Akhmedov and managed to end a two fight losing skid.
Weidman came out light on his feet, shot in, but Akhmedov defended. Moments later, Weidman clinched up again, but Akhmedov broke free. Weidman dived in for a single leg, but once again Akhmedov defended.
Weidman switched to southpaw but Akhmedov tagged him a right. Moments later Akhmedov shot in but Weidman easily defended. Finally, around three minutes in, Weidman tripped Akhmedov to the floor. The latter temporarily got back to his feet but Weidman dragged him back down.
The former middleweight champ landed a few shots from above, before the frame ended.
Akhmedov threatened with a big right moments into round two. Moments later, Akhmedov took Weidman to the floor. Weidman quickly got back to his feet, and almost scored his own takedown moments later. Weidman clinched up not long after in search of another TD. Akhmedov defended, however, and scored with some punches.
Akhmedov dug a hard left to the body of Weidman, who was slowing down. Moments later, Akhmedov shot in and took the former NCAA Division 1 wrestler to the floor. The fight returned to the feet not long after. Late in the round, Weidman fell to the floor after missing with a knee. Weidman popped back up, but shortly after, Akhmedov took him down again.
Heading into the third frame, it was likely one round a piece. Weidman clinched up shortly into round three, and was able to take Akhmedov down. The latter worked his way up and out, but Weidman tripped him back down.
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In the ensuing scramble, Weidman moved to mount and started hunting for an arm-triangle-choke. Akhmedov defended, and moments later, Weidman fired down a couple of elbows. Weidman started working for an arm-triangle-choke again. Weidman tossed down more elbows from above, and Akhmedov gave up his back.
The final horn went, and Weidman should return to the win column. All three judges gave Weidman the nod.
UFC Vegas 6 results
Here are the complete results so far for UFC Vegas 6, which is taking place at the Apex Facility in Las Vegas.
Chris Weidman def. Omari Akhmedov via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Darren Stewart def. Maki Pitolo via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 3:41
Yana Kunitskaya def. Julija Stoliarenko via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Beneil Dariush def. Scott Holtzman via KO (spinning backfist) R1, 4:38
Tim Means def. Laureano Staropoli via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kevin Holland def. Joaquin Buckley via TKO (punches) R3, 0:32
Nasrat Haqparast def. Alexander Munoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Andrew Sanchez def. Wellington Turman via KO (punches) R1, 4:14
Gavin Tucker def. Justin Jaynes via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 1:43
Youssef Zalal def. Peter Barrett via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Irwin Rivera def. Ali Alqaisi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)