The future is bright for middleweight contender Chris Weidman. In addition to becoming one of the top title threats in the 185-pound division with his recent knockout win over Mark Munoz, Weidman will be competing against fellow rising stars Rory MacDonald, Joseph Benavidez and John Dodson for a one-year sponsorship deal with Edge Shave Gel.
Over the coming weeks, fans will be given the opportunity to vote on which of the four up-and-coming contenders should become the newest face of Team Edge. Last year, Chad Mendes—ahem—edged out Brian Stann, Phil Davis and Michael McDonald to earn the Edge sponsorship.
Already considered to be one of the most deserving title challengers in the middleweight division, Weidman has a great chance of following in Mendes' footsteps. Let's take a look at what gives Weidman a competitive edge over his competition.