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    UFC sign rising star Chris Weidman !!!!

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    UFC sign rising star Chris Weidman !!!!

    Post  redmeanie77 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:09 pm












    cheers cheers cheers cheers



    Been hoping UFC snap this guy ever since his impressive display at ADCC 2009 against multiple grappling champion Galvao.


    I cant find a video, but here is a summary of his display at the event.

    Chris Weidman, one of the top prospects out of our camp, competed yesterday in the most prestigious grappling tournament on earth, the ADCC, held in Barcelona Spain.

    He didn't have a single point scored against him in the regional trials, submitting 2 black belts and winning 2 in dominating fashion by points.

    With just over a year of official BJJ/MMA training, the 4 time all American wrestler/BJJ purple belt/2-0 pro MMA fighter wins his first match in Barcelona in a landslide 19-0 smashfest.

    His second match sees him matched up with ANDRE F'ING GALVAO....you may have heard of this guy

    Weidman goes in, and narrowly escapes a super slick armbar, and then proceeds to ragdoll Galvao around, nearly SUBMITTING the multiple world champ black belt with both a Brabo and a Peruvian Necktie. Weidman maintains top position, landing several punishing hip tosses every time Galvao scrambles out.

    Galvao buttscoots the entire first 10 minutes.


    After this time, you are penalized for buttscooting, so Galvao skirts the outside of the competition area, forcing a reset every time Weidman engages. Weidman does however manage to land some punishing snapdowns, forcing Galvao's head to the mat.

    After nearly 15 minutes of non stop action, Galvao, visibly tired, manages to scramble and take Weidmans back with both hooks, but Weidman escapes.

    The match ends, 4-0 in Galvao's favor....


    He's a 4 time all-american wrestling champ in college, and has beaten beaten Bader and NCAA division 1 champ Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis.

    He undefeated 4-0, and will make his debut against Sakara in just over 2 weeks time.


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    Post  Sly Uses on Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:50 pm

    solid signing though I dont know if he's ready for Sakara. Seems like they should take it a bit slower with him but he could well be the next big thing. Sick grappling credentials


    as a side note, idk why the UFC turned up Galvao for TUF
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    Post  redmeanie77 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:03 pm

    I dont think Galvao speaks a word of english, unlike Vinny Magalhaes a few seasons back who spoke really well.

    Vinny was my favourite fighter on that season of TUF, the fact that he could submit everyone in the house, including probably Mir and Nog aswell, made for great viewing.


    Also they probably need subtitles for JDS as it is, and dont want a SF reject winning on TUF.



    With regards to Weidman, it a tough fight on very short notice, but its a fight he either does really well in, or he gets Ko'ed really fast.

    As you got to fancy his chances at taking down Sakara, and dominating him on the ground.
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    Post  superman_punch on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:12 pm

    Great grapplin credentials and will no doubt relentlessly try for the takedown against sakara. Good opportunity for the guy to take out a decent name in the division though and I'm sure if he doesn't get clipped early then a tiring sakara will leave one or two opportunities off his back.
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    Post  redmeanie77 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:22 pm













    Bumped to remind people that Chris is making his UFC debut in 2 days time. bounce
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    Post  Shanemc on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:29 pm

    should be a good striker vs grappler match i think sakara will take this though his striking should be to good for weidman and he will be smart enough not to go to the ground with weidman
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    Anyone else want to join the bandwagon?? Want this to be another Phil Davis wagon!!
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    Post  payneNglory1 on Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:47 pm

    I'm firmly seated and buckled up on both bandwagons. cheers
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:54 pm

    I'm more on the Weidman bandwagon than Davis' if i'm honest. Weidman has been extremely impressive, especially considering Saturday was his first fight with a full Camp.

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    Post  2brutal on Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:56 pm

    anyone else trump him or just me
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:21 pm

    I did also
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:59 pm

    This is a far better bandwagon to be on than the Davis one in fairness. Weidman has everything and is the future of his division.
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:43 pm

    Anfields5thKing wrote:This is a far better bandwagon to be on than the Davis one in fairness. Weidman has everything and is the future of his division.

    Agreed.I think he will be champ one day.
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    Post  redmeanie77 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:21 am





















    That is just such a beautiful strike. Cool
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:06 am

    That's some terrible refereeing IMO. Very late in stopping it, especially when you compare it to Silva-Sonnen.

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    Post  thebadgersbits on Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:41 am

    Anfields5thKing wrote:That's some terrible refereeing IMO. Very late in stopping it, especially when you compare it to Silva-Sonnen.

    Totally agree only have to see how munoz goes down to see it was game over , awesome timing tho to deliver the elbow

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    Post  1972-casual on Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:40 pm

    100% Agreed. Rosenthal wants sacking after that. Totally unacceptable reffing.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:24 pm

    That elbow is a thing of beauty. One of the best KO strikes i've seen in MMA. Munoz was out as soon as that landed, that Rosenthal allowed no fewer than FIFTEEN unanswered and unblocked shots to land before jumping in is absolutely disgraceful.
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    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:58 am

    Granted was an absolute horrendous stoppage,I was actually calling for him to step in, but At least Rosenthal had the balls to step up and admit he made a mistake. More than what some referees have did in the past. To be fair to him I think hes the best in the business.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:33 am

    I think the English chap is the best, but Rosenthal is normally pretty good.
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    Post  redmeanie77 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:19 pm

    Bump Wink
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    Post  payneNglory1 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:15 pm

    How have you been mate,keeping well while curing the world I hope.

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