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Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida full fight video preview: UFC 175

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Chris Weidman will finally defend his middleweight title against a man not named Anderson Silva when he puts the 185-pound strap on the line against Lyoto Machida in the main event of tonight's (Sat., July 5, 2014) UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Weidman:

"I'm expecting a war and a guy that I'm really going to have to figure out. ... I remember watching Lyoto when I was just getting started and he was known as a guy who couldn't be beaten. But it's not the first time going through this. My style is to move forward and beat people up, to physically and mentally break them. I have a lot of respect for everything that he does, but I'm better everywhere. ... Yeah, he's real slippery. But I'm not going to be too worried about what he's going to be doing. My offense is going to be my best defense."

Machida:

"I can't think of Chris Weidman as the one who defeated Anderson Silva. I think of him as my work, the man I have to defeat. ... Many people say this fight was very well-matched for me. I defend very well against his style of fighting."

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 175 fight card on fight night, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.

See you then!