Following the win, Weidman called for a title shot against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
From the time the opening bell sounded, it was all Chris Weidman.
In the first round, Weidman secured an early takedown and advanced to side control. From there he battered Munoz with punches and elbows. He worked to set up a choke but Munoz defended well. Weidman briefly had the mount position before Munoz escaped back to his feet in the closing seconds.
Weidman got the fight to the ground in the opening seconds of the second round but this time Munoz was able to quickly get back to his feet. It would be the beginning of the end.
Munoz got aggressive and moved in with a winging right hand and Weidman delivered a perfectly placed elbow on the inside that knocked Munoz to the canvas.
Weidman, sensing the end, followed Munoz to the ground and finished with a series of right hands – too many right hands.
In his post-fight interview Weidman said he has recently been working on that elbow that set up the end of the fight.
“I’ve been playing with elbows. I’ve got the long reach for it. Jon Jones pretty much gave a good blueprint on how to use them,” he said.
Following the biggest win of his career, Weidman thanked God, family and his coaches before turning his attention to who he wants to fight next.
“I want to fight Anderson Silva,” he said. “Every time I’ve had a full training came I’ve got a finish, every single time. Give me a full training camp and I’d love a shot at the man, Anderson Silva. I really think I can do pretty good. Give me a shot, please.”
With the destruction of Mark Munoz, he may very well get that title shot.