It was slow rolling to start the second. Machida threw a front kick that missed before circling around again. Weidman pushed forward like his corner told him to because, well, they wont' score it for the Brazilian if he's moving away and avoiding offense.
So that's what the champion did, even doing some chasing so he could control the center of the cage. He landed with a hard right but Machida answered with a hard kick to the body.
"The Dragon" tried a leaping right hand but missed. Weidman came back with a jumping front kick that also missed. Still, he was firmly established in the middle of the cage, firing off jabs, always coming forward.
With one minute left in the round, Weidman shot in and earned a takedown. This brought on another "U-S-A" chant. Weidman answered that with ground 'n' pound before Machida stood up to end the round.
The champion taking control.