UFC 175 live blog: Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida

Chris Weidman tries to remain unbeaten against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 on Saturday night. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 175 live blog for Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Weidman, who is 11-0 in his career, will face Machida, who has won four of hsi past five fights, in the main event.


Check out the UFC 175 live blog below.


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Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee. Machida is southpaw, Weidman is southpaw. Weidman throwing and feinting with leg kicks, also doing all the stalking. Weidman catches a kick and attempts a single, but can't finish it. They stand and separate. Hard inside leg kick from Weidman, plus a right hand. Weidman continues to put pressure on him while Machida reacts. Weidman lands a kick, but eats a hard punch counter from Machida. Weidman fakes a shot and throws an overhand right, but misses.

MMA Fighting scores this rouind 10-9 Weidman

Round 2: Weidman opens up with another kick, and throws a check hook that partially lands. Inside leg kick from Weidman. Machida partially lands a punch and Weidman counters. Weidman whiffs on a punch, but eats a body kick from Machida in the process. The fighters exchange inside leg kicks. Machida dips for a right and almost pays for it as Weidman nearly lands a monster punch counter. Good body shot by Macihda. Machida lands a leaping left. Deep double from Weidman and it works as Machida is on his back. Weidman throws just a bit of GNP before Machida is able to stand, but is stuck in the front head lock. Weidman throws two knees that land before the final bell.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Weidman

Round 3: Weidman tries to time a sweep single, but over shoots. Weidman shoots again, but it's stuffed. Good jab backs Machida into the cage and it's enough to get up under him for a takedown. Machida gets to a hip, turtle and stands, but eats a knee in the process. HARD two-punch combo from Weidman. And another, but Machida lands a knee. Another takedown from Weidman puts Machida on his back against the fence. After getting back to turtle, Machida stands, but he's bloodied.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Weidman

Round 4: Good inside leg kick from Machida to start the round. Hard middle kick for Machida. Weidman punches his way inside, but  can't get the takedown. Macihda scores with a left. Weidman shoots once and twice, both times temporarily getting it, but ultimately can't complete it. Hard left hook from Machida finds the mark. Machida is now landing a lot and pressuring Weidman. Weidman reaches for another takedown and can't get it. Weidman times a punch from Machida for a takedown, but can't get it. Machida throws a capoeira kick and misses. Weidman throws a knee and it lands, but eats a hard punch to end the round.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Machida

Round 5:
Machida lands an inside leg kick to start the frame and it's hard. Both fighters trading punches and Weidman eats one on a Machida counter from a kicik. Weidman is stuffed on a takedown attempt. They clinch and Weidman drills Machida with a hard rifght hand. Weidman lands an elbow and Machida is bleeding badly. The two are basically trading in the center of the cage at the point, Weidman generally getting the better of it. Hard blast double in the center of the cage scores for Weidman. Weidman passes and moves to Machida's back. Machida turtles enough where Weidman is forced to abandon the back. They stand and exchange. Machida pouring it on, but the bell sounds. Very close round.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Weidman and the fight 49-46 Weidman

Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision (49-45, 48-47, 49-46)

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