Chris Weidman stepped up on some ten days notice to face the biggest opponent of his career and he had to drop thirty pounds in that time span to do so.
Though Weidman showed obvious signs of the toll that the painful weight cut took on him as the fight wore on, he did enough to take home a split decision victory over the seasoned Brazilian jiu jitsu specialist (whose continued focus on keeping the fight standing may very well be his undoing).
Pretty solid effort by the 27-year-old Serra-Longo Fight Team Member, especially when you consider the circumstances -- not to mention the fact that the fight was intended to be read a unanimous decision victory in Weidman's favor.
UFC president Dana White revealed through Twitter last night that the original scores of 29-28 (Weidman), 28-29 (Maia), 30-27 (Weidman), were incorrect and that Weidman actually emerged as the unanimous victor.
"The score on the Maia vs Weidman fight was wrong," White posted. "It wasn't a split dec, Weidman won all 3 rounds."
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