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Chris Weidman Scouting Report

chris weidman scouting report

Chris Weidman Scouting Report

Vitals

6’2″ 185 lbs (Middleweight)
76″ reach, Orthodox
June 17, 1984

Record

14-3 (UFC: 10-3)

Current Streak

1 straight win

Training

Two-Time NCAA D1 All-American in wrestling
Two-Time National Junior College All-American in wrestling
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

Ring of Combat Middleweight Champion: 2010 (one successful title defense)
UFC Middleweight Champion: 2013-2015 (three successful title defenses)

 

Strengths

– skilled & experienced wrestler
– a takedown machine
– extremely successful in his takedown attempts
– impenetrable takedown defense – only been taken down by Luke Rockhold & Yoel Romero
– has shown real good submission skills
– has already beaten the greatest of all-time twice
– well coached (Serra-Longo Fight Team)
– can compete and excel on short notice
– finishes fights
– very smart
– grinds out wins
– long reach
– dangerous striking ability
– diverse striker
– relentless in the cage – controls the Octagon
– knockout power in his hands, elbows
– good kicks
– solid chin
– big & strong for a middleweight

 

Weaknesses

– needs work on his striking ability
– not a very accurate striker
– has had cardio questioned (could be due to short notice/large weight cuts)
– chin seems to have become suspect


Synopsis

Chris Weidman had a meteoric rise in the sport – UFC Middleweight Champion after only 10 fights!  Can he rise again?