Fighter on Fighter: UFC analysis by Chris Weidman in ESPN 6

Former UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) middleweight kingpin Chris Weidman was the winning column for knockout artist Dominick Reyes in a light heavyweight match inside TD Garden held at ESPN 6 at UFC this Friday (October 18, 2019). Is going to be back in Boston, Massachusetts.

Chris Weidman lost four of his previous five fights through knockouts after 13 consecutive victories.

Weidman doesn't do particularly difficult things or cause dramatic errors. In fact, it's hard to know exactly what's wrong with “All-American”. His level of competition became even more dangerous, but he was already fighting and beating really good fighters. For whatever reason, Weidman can still fight incredibly well and suddenly paint the canvas in a brutal way.

Is the solution a change in weight rating? Perhaps. Less severe weight loss can allow a more consistent Weidman. Let's take a closer look at his technique.


The end result doesn't match the following statement, but Weidman's boxing never looked better than it was the opposite of “Jacare” Souza. In the last two fights, Weidman had a lot of success by focusing more on b. Weidman's b works well whether you're pressured from the outside or working outside, because you can control your range well and set more strikes. For the first five minutes, Weidman pulls his opponent completely with incredibly sharp blinks, avoiding Souza's big counter punch and landing his combination.

It was a wonderful thing until Souza began to aim at the body. And Weidman's feet were late.

Weidman's early career success on the foot can be recognized as a step and scope. Weidman developed very quickly in these two areas. Weidman showed calm and experience by choosing the right attack along the distance from the most famous wins with Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. He avoided reaching. This meant that during the pursuit, he always put his foot under it and barely gave up the counter.

For example, Weidman did not rush to overroof outside the boxing range, an attack that is common among men who fought Silva. But he used the overhand to occupy an effective distance for that strike. Also, whenever Silva stood too far and attempted to overthrow Wademan, Wademan kicked him in a calm position.

The kicks were a major part of the strategy as opposed to Ryoto Machida, a player who focused more on athletics than his teammates. Weidman did not endanger and gradually blocked the cage. He moved to clinch / takedown when he was wise or punched, but Weidman didn't force that moment. If Machida is clever and too easy to latch, Weidman happily throws six kicks to damage and slow his movements. (GIF).

Another pressure combat tactic weidman showed on the other side of “The Dragon” was manual combat. The two slowed down a bit later in the game, making it easier for Weidman to reach out and grab the opponent's wrist. This slowed down Machida's feet, allowing Wademan to switch to the ugly part of the battle he had flourished. (GIF).

Weidman is also very happy with the constant threat of level changes. His ability to step into a sudden crotch single leg is very unique-few people can be timed-all these graces generally have to acknowledge the grounds and develop Weidman to respect.

Before the current loss, Weidman often triumphed over smart game plans. Opposite Mark Munoz, he took advantage of the wrestler's habit of putting his fist on his face first and then stabbing him with his elbow. (GIF). In Silva's two games, Weidman showed real cleverness. Double the punch was a good way to take advantage of Silva's low hand and rely on head movements. Concentrating on the next check was a clear sign that Weidman learned in his early fight.

Despite recent losses, Weidman has not lost its character. He fought incredibly well in his first round with Romero, using a low kick that kicked Romero out of stance and vulnerable to punches and takedowns. But in all of his four defeats, Weidman made a major mistake due to fatigue. Of course, the infamous wheel kick that Rock Hold can dominate, but it's also a miserable idea to overthrow Romero.

Defensively, Weidman is generally good at combining heads off the centerline. However, after one swipe or stun, he tends to shoot down and wait for his opponent to unload. In this case, he defends well, but it is still not an ideal trait, as a skilled puncher can puncture his defense. It's also easy to defeat opponents incredibly, and hitting your forearms can still cause a lot of damage.


High School State Champion, 2nd Junior College All-American and 2nd Division-1 All-American, Weidman are still effective wrestlers. Despite recent losses, Weidman has generally been successful with his discontinuation.

"All-American" has one of the best snatch single legs in the game. He does not kneel or get shot. At least not most. Instead, Weidman can get closer to his opponent and take a short back to catch the hamstring. Then pull your legs forward to pull your opponent, not the other side. This often makes it easier to land your favorite dump finishes out of balance of your opponents.

Weidman also provides great and powerful shots if needed. Regardless of whether you use singles or doubles, Weidman's drive is great when you're in your opponent's hips. He is generally skilled and can fight in the center of the octagon or against the fence. Finally, Weidman finishes most of the takedowns with his trip. Or corner turn (GIF)It's harder to defend than a straight shot.

Check out these two footprints of Anderson Silva in an example of Weidman's clean wrestling (GIF). Weidman's stun can play him deeply with two feet, but Silva can still spread without admitting the shot. In that inevitable position, Weidman was able to pull himself under “The Spider” and sit on his knees. Silva's weightman no longer drives the weightman away. From there, Weidman easily lifted the bridge, over Silva, for the top spot.

Although not part of his game these days, Weidman is playing a powerful clinch game. From there he is a powerful wrestler that switches well between travel and level changes, mixing the preferred side drop.

Weidman's front headlock is very dangerous from a jiu-jitsu point of view, but very useful for controlling the opponent. Steer the enemy's head to bite him or quickly drop the level. If you can't knock your opponent out of the bangs lock, Weidman uses this position to land your knees on your head and shoulders.

Weedman is a very effective player in Weedman. He is an active security guard and offers many opportunities to attack with a punch as a choke hunter. He did great damage to both Mat and Silva.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

The black belt, Weidman, is one of the most talented grapples in the world. After only a year of training, he was able to compete in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC), a top-notch nogi jiu-jitsu.

When Weidman reaches its peak, he clarifies his goals early and Weidman pursues a large number of chokes from the constant followers of choking, especially the front head lock. Weidman switches beautifully between these submissions, switching choking until one completely subsides (GIF).

For Weidman, it is also helpful that these front chokes are very diverse. Can be used on the back, up, or during transition He can use the front choke to defend the takedown or force the opponent to mat. Regardless of how you use it, the technique is almost identical. In other words, even with this one action, Weidman can attack in multiple areas. It also helps your opponent stay pinned to the mat.

Another key to Weidman's fighting is his ability to pass through impressive guards. Weidman often controls the opponent's foot with one hand before jumping, making it difficult for the opponent to tie his legs. Weidman also likes to jump over the opponent's guard immediately after running the pipe with one leg, an old Jake Shields special.

Against Kelvin Gas Tellum, Weidman's consistent pass-through and expert submission skills have proven to be an excellent solution for explosive scrambling. This week's technical highlights detail how Weidman sets up the arm triangle choke.


Weidman's skill has not been degraded. He is still fast and powerful and can be successful in competing with elite competitors. In this game, you can see whether Weidman's physical talents can withstand Light Heavyweight and whether conditioning problems are solved. Even if both sides maintain 205 pounds, Weidman can still be a competitor.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt Andrew Richardson is a professional fighter trained in Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California. In addition to learning with world-class talent, Andrew scouted his opponents and developed a winning strategy for several sports-leading elite fighters.


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