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Chris Weidman fights in UFC 194.

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Chris Weidman

United States United States

BIOGRAPHY

If there indeed are critics, it makes no sense to doubt him anymore, especially given his impressive list of successes. Weidman, who drapes himself in the American flag before and after his fights, was a two-time Division I All-American wrestler at Hofstra University, where he earned his degree in psychology; a 2009 U.S. Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion; a two-time junior college All-American, and a New York state high school champion. Of his first 13 professional victories, nine have come via knockout or submission, and he has finished six opponents in the first round. Weidman’s takedown skills are among the best in the UFC, but his punching power was displayed prominently against Silva, who brought in a 17-fight win streak at the time they met.

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