Chris Weidman Reflects on Losing His Belt and Teases Potential Rematch in Early Summer on "Inside MMA"

Feb 2, 2016
(PRESS RELEASE) – LOS ANGELES – Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman sat down with INSIDE MMA Correspondent Ron Kruck tonight where he reflected on losing his title to newly crowned champion Luke Rockhold in December and detailed his plans to return to the octagon to take back the belt. In this clip, Weidman says he would like a rematch with Rockhold in early summer before he potentially fights in the UFC’s first ever New York event, which he thinks could happen later this year:

As the UFC continues its quest to legalize MMA in New York, INSIDE MMA legal correspondent Amy Dardashtian joined series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten to analyze the latest developments on the issue:

Also on tonight’s show, INSIDE MMA took an in-depth look at the beginnings of UFC rising star Sage Northcutt, profiling his path from multiple karate world champion to undefeated AXS TV FIGHTS standout and now going for his third straight UFC victory all before the age of 20. The full feature is available here featuring interviews with Northcutt, his father Mark, sister Colbey and Legacy President Mick Maynard:

Lion Fight Featherweight Champion Tiffany Van Soest (16-2-1) won her second title tonight, defeating Ashley Nichols (20-5) to claim the Super Bantamweight belt tonight on AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 27. AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello break down the night’s action here, including Fabio Pinca’s (92-28-4) welterweight title defense against Charlie Peters (35-13):

Lion Fight 27 results:

Main Event – Welterweight (147 pound) Title Fight – Fabio Pinca defeated Charlie Peters via unanimous decision (49-44, 49-44, 49-44).

Co-Main Event – Women’s Super Bantamweight (120 pound) Title Fight – Tiffany Van Soest (16-2-1) defeated Ashley Nichols (20-5) via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46).

Welterweight (143 Pound) Fight – Kronphet Phetrachapat (75-18-4) defeated Gaston Bolanos (7-1) via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47).

Welterweight (147 pound) Fight – Brian Del Rosario (4-2) defeated Chris Culley (4-3) via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46).

Super Lightweight (137 pound) Fight – Anvar Boynazarov (80-20-2) defeated Coke Chunhawat (150-29-3) via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46).

Lightweight (132 pound) Fight – Travis Clay (1-0) defeated Jared Papazian (0-1) via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46).


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