UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman finally moved on from Anderson Silva, only to find another ex-champ from Brazil awaiting him inside the Octagon.
Weidman turned back the efforts of Lyoto Machida, keeping "The Dragon" from joining exclusive history.
In doing so, Weidman cemented his status among the best fighters in the world today.
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The year of 2014 will likely be remembered more for out-of-the-cage issues than the fights that brought fans to their feet. Either way, we must remember to embrace and enjoy the action given to us each time two men or women step foot inside the cage and do battle. Here’s a look at five of the best UFC and Bellator bouts of the past year.
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