Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman seems to be in phenomenal form forward of his middleweight return in opposition to Omari Akhmedov.
Weidman takes on Akhmedov on August eight at a UFC occasion that’s set for the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Weidman was initially set to tackle Jack Hermansson at UFC Oklahoma Metropolis in Might, however that card fell aside because of the coronavirus pandemic. Weidman as a substitute will now tackle Akhmedov in what is actually a must-win struggle this August.
Forward of his struggle in opposition to Akhmedov, Weidman has shared some images of him in coaching camp with Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Check out them under through Twitter.
We’re out right here working at @upstate_karate with my brotha @wonderboymma ! four weeks and counting until my struggle on August eighth ! Excited to make a splash within the MW division! Been method too lengthy ! pic.twitter.com/48ZUyk21r0
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) July 15, 2020
Chris Weidman: We’re out right here working at @upstate_karate with my brotha @wonderboymma ! four weeks and counting until my struggle on August eighth ! Excited to make a splash within the MW division! Been method too lengthy !
For Weidman, he’s seeking to get again into the win column for the primary time since July 2017 when he submitted Kelvin Gastelum. Weidman has solely fought twice since then, struggling knockout losses to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Dominick Reyes. General, Weidman has misplaced 5 of his final six fights, with all 5 of these losses coming by knockout. It has actually been a tough run as of late for the previous UFC middleweight champion.
For this struggle in opposition to Akhmedov, it’s clear that Weidman wants to select up the win. Though Weidman is a former UFC champion and is the person who dethroned Anderson Silva again in 2013, the run he has been on as of late has been brutal. For many fighters, it’s the kind of run that will have resulted in them being launched by the UFC, however for Weidman, he clearly will get a bit extra rope since he’s a former UFC champion.
Having mentioned that, this isn’t going to be a simple struggle for Weidman in any respect. Akhmedov is a top-15 ranked middleweight and is likely one of the most underrated fighters in all the division as he’s unbeaten over his final six fights. Akhmedov just isn’t a family identify by any means, however he’s a strong, robust fighter who presents many challenges to Weidman at this level in his profession. It’ll actually be attention-grabbing to see which path the sports activities bettors take the betting line forward of this matchup on the UFC Apex.
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