Pay per view of UFC’s memorial day match witnessed a major blow as the present heavyweight champion Chris Weidman has lost the important draw with Lyoto Machinda on Monday.
Believe it or not, with this major defeat the headliner heavyweight champion Weidman has gone out of the tournament right in the first round. On the other hand this win has given huge confidence to light and heavyweight fighter Lyoto Machinda. On behalf of the UFC, it has been announced on Monday late night that Weidman is already suffering from a critical knee injury. So, the match which was previously headlined as UFC 173, will now be moved to UFC 175. However, the UFC authorities said that the new date for the match will be decided later on.
The regular observers and fans of the this sport are aware of the fact that Chris Weidman was initially supposed to have a tough fight with another controversial fighter Vitor Belfort. But shockingly, in some recent development, it has been reported that the athletic commission of the Nevada state in its investigation has found testosterone therapy in Vitor Belfort and therefore he was removed from the tournament. This gave Belfort sufficient amount of time to deal with his body and get back to reviving his career.
On the other hand, Lyoto Machinda has been put against Chris Weidman. Experts say that this match only the third fight in the middle-heavyweight category of Machinda’s career.
Machinda’s fans know very well that he debuted with the middleweight category when he defeated then renowned champion Mark Munoz in October 2013. After that, his winning stint continues against Brazilian fighter Mousasi.
But now Lyoto will have to wait another six weeks to try his fate to this coveted title.