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Middleweight champion Chris Weidman of Baldwin defends his (Credit: Newsday / Jeffrey Basinger)

Middleweight champion Chris Weidman of Baldwin defends his title against Brazilian Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Chris Weidman's UFC history

Baldwin's Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to win the middleweight title at UFC 162 in Las Vegas on July 6 and has defended it twice since then. His third defense will be against Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 in Las Vegas on May 23, 2015. Here's a look at his fight history in the UFC.

UFC Live on Versus 3

CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. ALESSIO SAKARAUFC Live on Versus
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CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. ALESSIO SAKARA
UFC Live on Versus 3, March 3, 2011 in Louisville, Ky.
After four pro fights in Ring of Combat, Weidman made his UFC debut on less than three weeks' notice. He outstruck and outworked the veteran striker Sakara to win by unanimous decision. Weidman won all three rounds.

UFC 131

CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. JESSE BONGFELDTUFC 131, June 11,
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CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. JESSE BONGFELDT
UFC 131, June 11, 2011 in Vancouver
Weidman won submission of the night honors for his finish via standing guillotine with six seconds left in the first round against Bongfeldt.

UFC 139

CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. TOM LAWLORUFC 139, Nov. 19,
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CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. TOM LAWLOR
UFC 139, Nov. 19, 2011 in San Jose, Calif.
Weidman needed just 128 seconds to submit Lawlor via D'Arce choke.

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UFC on Fox 2

CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. DEMIAN MAIAUFC on Fox 2,
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CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. DEMIAN MAIA
UFC on Fox 2, Jan. 28, 2012 in Chicago
Weidman took the fight on 11 days' notice and had to cut 32 pounds to make weight. He landed several takedowns on Maia, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist, and controlled the fight for a unanimous decision. One judge scored it 30-27, and two scored it 29-28.

UFC on Fuel TV 4

CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. MARK MUNOZUFC on Fuel TV
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CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. MARK MUNOZ
UFC on Fuel TV 4, July 11, 2012 in San Jose, Calif.
Weidman landed a perfectly timed right elbow to the head of an oncoming Munoz, who dropped to the mat immediately. Weidman, who headlined a card for the first time, followed with ground and pound to get the second-round TKO. Munoz only threw one punch in the first round.

UFC 162

CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. ANDERSON SILVAUFC 162, July 6,
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CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. ANDERSON SILVA
UFC 162, July 6, 2013 in Las Vegas
Weidman did the unthinkable and not only defeated but knocked out Anderson Silva in the second round to win the middleweight title. It was Silva's first loss in nearly seven years and his first in the UFC.

UFC 168

CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. ANDERSON SILVAUFC 168, Dec. 28,
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CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. ANDERSON SILVA
UFC 168, Dec. 28, 2013, in Las Vegas
Weidman defended his middleweight title for the first time with a second-round TKO after Silva broke his left leg in two places on a kick that Weidman checked.

UFC 175

CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. LYOTO MACHIDA UFC 175, July
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CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. LYOTO MACHIDA
UFC 175, July 5, 2014, in Las Vegas
Weidman defended his middleweight title for the second time with a 49-45, 48-47, 49-46 unanimous decision over Machida.

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UFC 187

CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. VITOR BELFORT UFC 187,
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CHRIS WEIDMAN VS. VITOR BELFORT
UFC 187, May 23, 2015, in Las Vegas
Weidman defended his middleweight title for the third time with a first-round TKO of Vitor Belfort. Weidman weathered an early flurry from Belfort, then got the double-leg takedown into half-guard and worked his ground-and-pound until the referee stopped the fight.

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