Sunday, December 29, 2013

UFC 168 RESULTS: Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey Defend Titles on New Year's Eve Weekend - 12/28/13

The Ultimate Fighting Championship presented their annual New Year's Eve weekend event, UFC 168: Weidman vs Silva 2, on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card aired live on pay-per-view, and the prelim special aired live on Fox Sports 1.

In the main event, UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman successfully defended his 185-pound title in a rematch with Anderson Silva, after the former champion suffered what will likely be a career-ending broken leg injury. After being dominated by Weidman in the first round, Silva broke his leg in the second round throwing a hard leg kick that was checked by Weidman. Silva's limb shockingly snapped upon impact, with his lower leg dangling in the air as he fell to the ground in excruciating pain. This was one of the most gruesome injuries ever to occur within the Octagon, and was very similar to the injury that ended Corey Hill's UFC career.

In the co-main event, UFC Womens Bantamweight Champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey once again submitted Miesha Tate with an armbar. This time, however, Tate became the first fighter to survive past the opening round against Rousey. Tate brought the fight to Rousey for two full rounds, before finally succumbing to Rousey's patented armbar submission in the opening minute of the third round. Although she walked away having failed in her title bid, Tate likely earned a legion of new fans with her incredibly gutsy performance. Rousey refused to put an end to her bitter rivalry with Tate by once again refusing to shake the humbled Tate's extended hand after the fight. Rousey did try to save face a bit by complimenting Tate's fighting skills in her post-fight interview, saying she had refused to shake her hand because Tate had insulted her family. By this point, though, the crowd was already intent on drowning out Rousey and her heel persona with boos.

UFC 168 BONUSES: Official UFC 168 FOTN, Knockout and Submission Awards

VIDEO: Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva, Part II - UFC 168 Fight Highlights

VIDEO: Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate, Part II - UFC 168 Fight Highlights

VIDEO: Travis Browne vs Josh Barnett - UFC 168 Knockout Highlights

VIDEO: Uriah Hall vs Chris Leben - Watch TKO Finish at UFC 168

VIDEO: Michael Johnson vs Gleison Tibau - Watch Knockout at UFC 168

VIDEO: John Howard vs Siyar Bahadurzada - Watch EPIC Slam at UFC 168

Complete Results After the Break



{Middleweight Championship}
Chris Weidman (11-0) won by TKO over Anderson Silva (33-6)

[6:16] - 1:16 Round 2 - leg injury

{Womens Bantamweight Championship}
Ronda Rousey (8-0) won by SUB over Miesha Tate (13-5)

[10:58] - 0:58 Round 3 - armbar

Travis Browne (16-1) won by KO over Josh Barnett (33-7)
[1:00] - Round 1 - elbows

Jim Miller (23-4) won by SUB over Fabricio Camoes (13-8)
[3:42] - Round 1 - armbar

Dustin Poirier (15-3) won by KO over Diego Brandao (18-9)
[4:54] - Round 1 - punches


Uriah Hall (8-4) won by TKO over Chris Leben (22-11)
[5:00] - Round 1 - retirement

Michael Johnson (14-8) won by KO over Gleison Tibau (28-10)
[6:32] - 1:32 Round 2 - punches

Dennis Siver (22-9) won by UD over Manny Gamburyan (13-8)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

John Howard (22-8) won by UD over Siyar Bahadurzada (21-6)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)


William Patolino (7-1) won by UD over Bobby Voelker (24-11)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Robbie Peralta (17-4) won by TKO over Estevan Payan (14-5)
[10:12] - 0:12 Round 3 - punches

Updated MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets

UD = Unanimous Decision | SUB = Submission | (T)KO = Technical Knockout



BEST FIGHT: Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate

BEST KNOCKOUT: Travis Browne over Josh Barnett

BEST SUBMISSION: Ronda Rousey over Miesha Tate

BIGGEST UPSET: Chris Weidman (+165) over Anderson Silva

QUICKEST WIN: Travis Browne over Josh Barnett in 60 seconds

WORST FIGHT: John Howard vs. Siyar Bahadurzada




Final betting odds with payouts listed for winning fighters.

Anderson Silva (-175)
Chris Weidman (+165) = 1 unit won 1.65 units

Ronda Rousey (-680) = 1 unit won 0.15 units
Miesha Tate (+555)

Josh Barnett (-135)
Travis Browne (+125) = 1 unit won 1.25 units

Jim Miller (-420) = 1 unit won 0.24 units
Fabricio Camoes (+375)

Dustin Poirier (-240) = 1 unit won 0.42 units
Diego Brandao (+220)

Uriah Hall (-325) = 1 unit won 0.31 units
Chris Leben (+295)

Gleison Tibau (-145)
Michael Johnson (+135) = 1 unit won 1.35 units

Dennis Siver (-310) = 1 unit won 0.32 units
Manny Gamburyan (+280)

Siyar Bahadurzada (-145)
John Howard (+135) = 1 unit won 1.35 units

Bobby Voelker (-130)
William Macario (+120) = 1 unit won 1.2 units

Robbie Peralta (-165) = 1 unit won 0.61 units
Estevan Payan (+155)


[Plus/minus] = fights currently won/lost in a row (in ANY MMA promotion)

Anderson "The Spider" Silva (16-2 UFC) [-2]

Gleison Tibau (13-8 UFC) [-1]

Jim Miller (12-3 [1 NC] UFC) [+1]

Chris "The Crippler" Leben (12-10 UFC) [-4] *DANGER*

Dennis Siver (11-6 UFC) [+1]

Chris "The All-American" Weidman (7-0 UFC) [+11]

Travis "Hapa" Browne (7-1-1 UFC) [+3]

Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier (7-2 UFC) [+2]

John "Doomsday" Howard (6-3 UFC) [+4]

Michael "The Menace" Johnson (6-4 UFC) [+2]

Josh "The Warmaster" Barnett (5-2 UFC) [-1]

Diego "DB" Brandao (4-2 UFC) [-1] *DANGER*

"The Anvil" Manvel Gamburyan (4-6 UFC) [-1]

Robbie "Problems" Peralta (3-1 [1 NC] UFC) [+1]

"Rowdy" Ronda Rousey (2-0 UFC) [+8]

William "Patolino" Macario (1-1 UFC) [+1]

Uriah "Prime Time" Hall (1-2 UFC) [+1]

Siyar "The Great" Bahadurzada (1-2 UFC) [-2] *DANGER*

Fabricio "Morango" Camoes (1-3-1 UFC) [-2] *DANGER*

Miesha "Cupcake" Tate (0-2 UFC) [-2]

Estevan "El Terrible" Payan (0-2 UFC) [-2] *DANGER*

"Vicious" Bobby Voelker (0-3 UFC) [-3]

*DANGER* = Fighter at risk of being released from the UFC due to loss.