It takes a signature win to be able to make a call for a UFC title shot. After dominating Mark Munoz as no one has done before, Chris Weidman now has that victory.
Weidman controlled Munoz for the entire first round, putting him away in the second with an elbow that knocked Munoz out cold for a brief moment. The bout was the main event of Wednesday’s UFC on FUEL TV: Munoz vs. Weidman card.
The victory was the ninth in Weidman’s career, including five inside the Octagon, as the former Hofstra University wrestling standout has yet to taste defeat. Along with the win over Munoz, Weidman also has a victory vs. former title contender Demian Maia.
“In my dreams, I have a million ways the fight could have gone,” Weidman said. “Some negative and some positive; and that went as good as I could have imagined.”
Much like he did during the post-fight interview inside the Octagon with Jon Anik, “The All-American” made a plea for a shot at UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. It remains to be seen when Silva will fight next, or if Weidman will even be the contender, but he did make a good case.
“Anderson Silva, I am a good match up for him,” Weidman said. “I think I could take him down and submit him. Every time I have had a full training camp, I have finished my opponent. Give me a full training camp against Anderson Silva and I am confident I will not just get the ‘W,’ but get the finish on one of the best fighters of all-time.”