What next for Chris Weidman?
We take a look at 3 possible options for the former middleweight champion.
After breaking his 3 fight losing streak by defeating rising star, Kelvin Gastelum via submission in the third round of their main event match at UFC on FOX 25. We take a look at 3 possible candidates as to who the former champion’s next opponent could be.
This is by far the match-up that makes the most sense for both fighters. Jacare is the #4 rank fighter in the division and Weidman is #5. All the other contenders around them are either already booked to compete or have an opponent in principle. If this fight was to take place, it could very well be a title eliminator match with the winner of it taking on the winner of the Michael Bisping-Robert Whittaker title match, taking place later this year. This would be a very intriguing match-up as both fighters are more comfortable on the ground and it would be interesting to see who comes out on top of this one.
Brunson is the #7 rank fighter in the middleweight division and has won 6 of his last 8 fights. He most recently knocked out Dan Kelly in just 76 seconds at UFC Fight Night 110. Brunson could most certainly cause the former champ problems, particularly on the feet. If a fight between Weidman and Jacare doesn’t materialise, this would definitely be the next logical match-up for the All-American.
With there not being a great deal of options at the moment and if, for whatever reason one of the match-ups above is not scheduled, a rematch between Weidman and Romero could make a lot of sense. Their first encounter was a very close one until that jumping knee from the Cuban, with many thinking Weidman was ahead on the scorecards. We’re sure Weidman would like to avenge that defeat and Romero may feel like another victory over the former champion would throw him right back into the title picture.
Who would you like to see the All-American, Chris Weidman fight next?