UFC on Fuel TV 4 Results: Weidman TKO’s Munoz, Calls for Anderson Silva

July 11, 2012
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Chris Weidman derailed Mark Munoz’ quest for a title shot, stopping the contender in the second round by technical knockout at UFC on Fuel TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman.

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.

  • jonnypatrick

    We may be looking at the next champ. I thought Munoz was going to dominate this guy. Munoz has as good of wrestling as Chael and Weidman just made Munoz look like an amateur. We will see, somehow Silva always seems to come out the victor. Very impressive win. Was it just me or did that ref let Munoz get beat on a little to long? I thought he looked out after the elbow!

    • WAY too long. Awful late stoppage. That ref should have his license pulled. 🙁


      late stoppage for sure i was yelling at the ref through the tv.

  • zacharydetal

    I picked up Weidman to win by decision, but that was a great elbow. The ref probably let him take some unnecessary dammage. I think weidman has a case for getting the next title shot. Lombard should have to win two ufc fights before he gets it.

  • RubeKegal

    Weidman can and will beat Silva….his ground game on top is superior to most wrestlers.

    • Drock420

      Right just like how you said Chael Sonnen was gonna beat Silva…

      • RubeKegal

        Chael won’t admit knee was illegal, but I WILL. It was a travesty that Yves Lavigne not only looks like gay pop singer Moby, but apparently has major insecurity issues forcing him to idly stand by in the ring while shenanigans are going on. Silva holding the shorts and throwing punches, come on man…if Big John were in the ring, he would have stopped the action and warned Silva or taken a point without warning for something so ridiculously blatant. Big John and Yamasaki are the best. Yves sucks, Mazzagatti sucks, the Addams Family looking lady sucks and Rosenthal is inconsistent. Whoever is in charge of assigning referees is not doing their job and should be fired. It’s a joke.

        Chael should have eye gouged the prick from mount if this was going to be a 1980’s Vale Tudo Fight.

        Some of you fuks are so out to lunch, Anderson could have brought a baseball bat into the fight, and when someone complains, you would retort, “Oh sour grapes”….um no rules are fukin rules and Anderson broke 3 so chew on my gonads and have a fruitful day. WAR WEIDMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • BS that knee was to the shoulder and NOT to the head. You’re just bad loser and a hater. BTW, how old are you, 14?

          • WhiteboyGBJJ

            @Johnweatherly, And your an idiot, adults are talking here, kids should be seen and not heard. Shut up and go play with your Hot-wheels.

        • MuayThaiFood

          Rube, watch a recording of the fight so you can watch the knee frame by frame. If you are right about Anderson’s intentions then it was an unintentional knee to the chest. There wasn’t any contact with the face other than a glancing shot with his his thigh. Chael even moved his head down as the knee was coming and the knee still impacted his chest.

          • macgrubber

            muaythai ur life is a joke plz go end it.

          • MuayThaiFood

            Rube, don’t you think it’s kind of sad that you have to log in as someone else just so you can have someone to back you up. I’m assuming this is Rube because why else would anyone respond to a comment in this manner that had nothing to do with them.

          • RubeKegal

            If you think I am macgrubber, you are sad. Macrgubber thinks GSP and Rory are dating.

        • That’s it for me Rube, I will skip your posts now and just move on.
          What a waste of time reading your tripe is.

          • RubeKegal

            too bad you might learn something

          • I never have learned anything from your posts. A lot of ranting and raving about things almost no one else sees.

          • RubeKegal

            george, you have aids

  • Come on Ruby, I’ve heard you sing that song before. a week ago you were planning the victory parade for Sonnen now you’re going to back Wiedman. Do you even watch MMA?

    • RubeKegal

      First its Weidman not Wiedman. 2nd, everyone thought BJ was going to run through a very tough wrestler in Edgar. Weidman has got me sold. Munoz was even with Chael on a wrestling level and Weidman took Munoz down like Munoz never wrestled a day in his life. That tells me Weidman is prob the best wrestler in the division and he is damn good on the ground too. I say he beats Silva.

  • oh Ruby,I bet you wont take my bet about the loser never posting on this site again. do i come across as gloating? because i am gloating. i just didnt know if that was the vibe i was sending out. oh yeah the replay clearly showed the knee landing to the chest. you suck, so does Sonnen. no one will ever beat Silva.

    • RubeKegal

      willevans, suck a massive dong.. I have been here for years and this is probably your second account and you never post on here as it is so suck one off hard.

      Someone track this douches IP address and figure out his alternate name please, thanks!! Is that you TKD?!?

      • me vs you

        what is your problem, man? and what does how long you’ve been commenting on this sight have to do with anything? does that mean we all have to defer to what you say…that you are always right?
        your constant homophobic remarks are disturbing and your telivision must show completely different fights than mine. just relax, man, we’re all fans here.

        you acting like a toughguy on an anonymous message board doesn’t do anything other than make you look like just another bored troll.

        …but i do agree with you on one thing…weidman is a badass and i think he would give the champ a whole hell of a lot of trouble.

        maybe weidman and bisping should bang it out

        • RubeKegal

          because willevans is saying, loser can never post on this site again and willevans has maybe put 4 posts on this site ever!!

          me vs you, you might actually be willevans.

  • WhiteboyGBJJ

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAHAAHAAAHAAAA. That throws a wrench in the every one’s plans.

  • Iamrozylo

    Weidman has hasn’t faced any good strikers, an please nobody say Sakara.

    • me vs you

      very true.
      who do you think would be a good next opponent for weidman?

      and more importantly who should get the next title shot? or rather, who do you think would make the best fight against silva?

      • jonnypatrick

        Munoz is no slouch on his feet and his wrestling is superior to most in the division and Weidman made him look like he didn’t belong in the cage with him. I say giVE Weidman the title shot and then have the Bisping/Belcher fight and the winner of Bisping/Belcher gets the shot at the winner of the Silva/Weidman. It would be awesome if they had both of those fights on the same card and then the timing would be perfect.

      • adam1848

        I think Silva is going to be on the shelf for six months or so, cause he’s old and wants to spend time with his family. And he’s earned it. So the only thing I DON”T want to see is all of these top guys sitting around waiting. I don’t think there is a #1 contender right now, and everybody needs to fight…but not for a number one contender spot. I think it is detrimental to fighters and the sport to tell guys before a fight, “this is for a #1 contender spot.” Just let fights happen, and then pick the guy who performs the best. Weidman, Belfort, Bisping, Stann, Belcher, Hendo, Sonnen…l think lots of these combinations would make for interesting fights.

        But to answer your question, I’d like to see Weidman fight Chael or Belfort. I’d rather see Bisping fight Belcher than Stann, but either is a good fight. I’d love to see Hendo drop down after the Jones fight and mix it up. I’ve been wanting to see Hendo fight Chael for a while, but Hendo v Weidman would be sick. I see Bisping and Stann as being at the back of the pack, so for the next shot at Anderson I’d like to see the winner of Belcher’s next fight or the winner of Weidman’s next fight, whoever seems most dominant. Give the winner of Bisping v Stann a fight with Belfort or Munoz. The middle weight division is very interesting right now for the first time. I just hope Joe Silva makes good decisions.

  • WhiteboyGBJJ

    Dana, please let him beat the **** out of Bisping first. Please, pretty please??????

  • Weidman has the right style to defeat Anderson Silva but I don’t believe he has the experience. He will make a mistake and a single mistake is one too many against Silva.

  • maddawgmar

    I like this kid, he has an exciting game. Not just a lay and pray wrestler. He aims to hurt you when your down. He may have a solid chance at the champ. But that is easier said than done.

  • Spartacus

    Rube is a major doucher….Chael lost twice get over it meat whistler.

    • RubeKegal

      Spartacus go back to banging your sister

  • shereko

    Wow Jonny and Rube are… funny all they are is against Silva, whoever the next guy is at Welterweight that looks impressive in one fight is the NEXT CHAMPION… haha Ok Silva has managed to beat guys of different styles and has over a 90% finishing %…. yet you just hate and hate. This site is getting ridiculous just has “Internet bullys” that just try to dominate by saying stupid sh*t than basic facts. As soon as Weidman loses you’ll jump on the next guy and say “OMG He beat Weidman so he’ll crush Silva” until it happens its just talk. 10 defenses and counting…

    • jonnypatrick

      Shereko, don’t bring me in on Rube’s comment. I did say we “may” be looking at the next champ. That is in no way hating on Silva, in fact I also said that we will see, somehow Silva always seems to come out the victor. It is a fact that he struggles with good wrestlers and it appears that Weidman is more than just a good wrestler. I find it funny that all you do is worry about what other people say about Anderson Silva! Shereko are you really that big of a Silva fan that you don’t think he can be beat? Or are you really Ed Soares hiding behind the name Shereko?

      • jonnypatrick

        Shereko, let me ask you something. Do you think that Chael Sonnen would manhandle Mark Munoz in a fight?

        • shereko

          I do not think he would manhandle him in a fight no… I think it would be close and would depend on position and who would make a mistake first, since their styles are similar. I think Munoz could finish and Chael doesn’t as much.

          • RubeKegal

            its easy to root against Anderson, the guy is scum

    • jonnypatrick

      and by the way Ed! Your boy fights in the middleweight division. GSP the best P4P fighter in the UFC fights in the welterweight division. FYI

      • shereko

        Yes I grasp weight classes and you still knew what I meant even though I mis-typed it… if you’d like I can pick through your rantings and see where you’ve made a spelling or grammar mistakes as well. And your boy GSP isn’t the best when he has finished one fight since 2006… JJ is higher than him, or Jose Aldo.

  • elguapo

    I’d be quite curious to see Weidman take on Jake Shields, could be a great contest on the deck.