Chris Weidman Scouting Report

Chris Weidman Scouting Report


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


15-6 (UFC: 11-6)

Current Streak

1 straight loss


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)



– 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 one of the greatest of all-time twice
– well coached (Serra-Longo Fight Team)
– can compete and excel on short notice
– finishes fights
– 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



– 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 is gone – knocked out in five of his last eight fights
– only two wins in over three years
– certainly seems like he’s shot as a fighter
– brutally broke his leg last fight



Chris Weidman had a meteoric rise in the sport – UFC Middleweight Champion after only 10 fights!  His fall was also just as spectacular.