Weidman defeats Silva, defends UFC belt

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

LAS VEGAS -- Chris Weidman defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title after Anderson Silva broke his left leg on a kick in the second round, ending UFC 168 with an injury Saturday night (Sunday morning Philippine time).

Weidman (11-0) quietly celebrated his victory while medical personnel tended to Silva (33-6), whose left shin bent grotesquely while landing a kick on Weidman's left leg 1:16 into the round.

Weidman, who earned his belt with an upset victory over the long-reigning champion in July, also dominated the first round of the rematch.

Ronda Rousey retained her bantamweight title in the UFC's year-end event, submitting Miesha Tate with a third-round arm bar. Rousey then walked away from her bitter rival's offer of a post-fight handshake, earning ferocious boos from the MGM Grand Garden crowd. (AP)

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