UFC on Versus 3 Results: Chris Weidman upsets Alessio Sakara with Unanimous Decision victoryPosted on March 3, 2011, 09:21 PM by Anton Gurevich
Ultimate Fighting Championship debutant Chris Weidman scored a surprising Unanimous Decision victory against the veteran Alessio Sakara. Coming off am impressive wrestling background, Weidman was constantly looking for a takedown throughout the fight. Sakara managed to defend Weidman's takedown attempts in the first round, responding with a vicious one-two-low kick combination. Sakara's experience was a huge factor in the first round, as things were not looking so promising for Weidman.
However, things in changed in the second round, as Chris Weidman managed to take Sakara down with a single leg takedown. Weidman began to work with a highly effective ground and pound, as the bloodied Alessio Sakara struggled to bring the fight back to stand up. Sakara went out guns blazing in the final third, but Weidman continued the wrestling pattern of his gameplan with more takedowns and strikes from the top.
In the end, Chris Weidman scored a Unanimous Decision victory, which improved his MMA record to 5-0. The young Middleweight is without a doubt currently one of the promising fighters in the UFC, with sights on quickly moving up in the ladder.