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"The All-American"

Chris Weidman


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Win Rate
71 %
Finish Rate
60 %
Decision Win %
100 %

Chris Weidman

6' 2 (188 cm)
78 in. (6' 6/198 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Matt Serra and Renzo Gracie
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
He attended Baldwin Senior High School on Long Island where he was a Nassau County and New York state wrestling champion. Weidman also took some submission grappling classes and within three months he competed in and won The East Coast Grappler's Quest in his weight class and the Absolute Division with all 13 matches ending in submissions. When his dream was not attained, Weidman had to decide if he wanted to continue training for the world teams and Olympics or give MMA a shot. .mw-parser-output .quotebox{background-color:#F9F9F9;border:1px solid #aaa;box-sizing:border-box;padding:10px;font-size:88%;max-width:100%}.mw-parser-output .quotebox.floatleft{margin:.5em 1.4em .8em 0}.mw-parser-output .quotebox.floatright{margin:.5em 0 .8em 1.4em}.mw-parser-output .quotebox.centered{overflow:hidden;position:relative;margin:.5em auto .8em auto}.mw-parser-output .quotebox.floatleft span,.mw-parser-output .quotebox.floatright span{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .quotebox>blockquote{margin:0;padding:0;border-left:0;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit}.mw-parser-output .quotebox-title{background-color:#F9F9F9;text-align:center;font-size:110%;font-weight:bold}.mw-parser-output .quotebox-quote>:first-child{margin-top:0}.mw-parser-output .quotebox-quote:last-child>:last-child{margin-bottom:0}.mw-parser-output .quotebox-quote.quoted:before{font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;font-weight:bold;font-size:large;color:gray;content:" “ ";vertical-align:-45%;line-height:0}.mw-parser-output .quotebox-quote.quoted:after{font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;font-weight:bold;font-size:large;color:gray;content:" ” ";line-height:0}.mw-parser-output .quotebox .left-aligned{text-align:left}.mw-parser-output .quotebox .right-aligned{text-align:right}.mw-parser-output .quotebox .center-aligned{text-align:center}.mw-parser-output .quotebox .quote-title,.mw-parser-output .quotebox .quotebox-quote{display:block}.mw-parser-output .quotebox cite{display:block;font-style:normal}@media screen and {.mw-parser-output .quotebox{width:100%!important;margin:0 0 .8em!important;float:none!important}} For such a novice fighter to be so aggressive and technical in a pure grappling competition against one of the world's best speaks volumes to what a great MMA middleweight Chris Weidman may become.
Fighter Trivia
On October 29, 2012, Weidman's house was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. He subsequently volunteered to help rebuild Sandy victims' homes via the non-profit group Staten Strong. Weidman's sister is married to UFC fighter Stephen Thompson's brother.

Awards & Accolades

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I All-American (2006, 2007)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 197 lb – 6th place out of Hofstra University (2006)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 197 lb – 3rd place out of Hofstra University (2007)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association: NJCAA All-American Team (2004, 2005)
  • UFC: UFC Middleweight Championship (One time). Three successful title defenses
  • UFC: Three successful title defenses
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Lyoto Machida, Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo Souza
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (Two times) vs. Mark Muñoz and Anderson Silva
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Jess Bongfeldt
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Vitor Belfort
  • UFC: Three successful title defenses
  • Ring of Combat: ROC Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • Ring of Combat: One successful title defense
  • World MMA Awards: 2012 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2013 Charles 'Mask' Lewis Fighter of the Year
  • Yahoo! Sports.com: 2013 Male Fighter of the Year
  • Fight Matrix: 2014 Most Noteworthy Match of the Year vs. Lyoto Machida on July 5, 2014
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2014 July Fight of the Month vs. Lyoto Machida

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Fighter Videos

Top Finishes: Chris Weidman
Free Fight: Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida | UFC 175, 2014


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