Silva vs. Weidman Results: What Weidman's Win Means to the UFC

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Silva vs. Weidman Results: What Weidman's Win Means to the UFC
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Weidman crushing a felled Silva while waiting for the referee to pull him off.

Unless you live under a rock, you have by now heard the story of how Anderson Silva danced his way out of the UFC middleweight championship at UFC 162. The always-elusive striker used his Matrix-inspired evasion a bit too often, and Weidman made him pay for it with a nasty left hand. 

Oddsmakers suggested that Weidman stood a better chance of dethroning the champion than some of his recent foes. However, that doesn't make his knockout victory any less shocking to the viewing audience.

This victory has many repercussions for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a whole. Here is a look at what Weidman's win means to the UFC.

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