Chris Weidman retained his middleweight championship at UFC 168, where he dominated Anderson Silva on the ground prior to the Brazilian suffering a gruesome leg injury.
In the first round, Weidman took Silva down quickly, but it was a knockdown that kept the former champion on the canvas for the rest of the stanza. From the top, Weidman went to work with ground-and-pound and earned a clear edge on the scorecards.
Then, the second frame came to an abrupt halt when a Silva leg kick was checked perfectly by Weidman. Silva's leg snapped at the shin on impact, resulting in an immediate stoppage and unfortunately the likely end of the Brazilian's storied MMA career.
Now that Weidman has beaten Silva in back-to-back outings, he can begin looking forward to defending his belt against new foes. Here are the fights that should be next for the 185-pound titleholder and the rest of the UFC 168 competitors.