The main event fighters at UFC 175, Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida, were given the “Fight of the Night” after engaging in a five-round battle over the UFC middleweight title.
Weidman was declared the winner, scoring a decision victory and his second successful title defense. The loss was the first for Machida, a former light heavyweight champion, since moving down to 185 pounds.
Weidman and Machida each earned $50,000, while Ronda Rousey and Rob Font were given the “Performance of the Night” bonuses.
Rousey defeated Alexis Davis in 16 seconds via knockout, while Font topped George Roop. Both also picked up $50,000.
The attendance for the card was announced at 10,008 for a live gate of $4.4 million.