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Midnight Mania! Chris Weidman drops back to Middleweight, will face Omari Akhmedov on August 8

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If at first you don’t succeed ... go back to Middleweight!

TASS reported today that Chris Weidman (14-5) will return to the Octagon and 185-pound division opposite Omari Akhmedov (20-4) on Sat. Aug 8, 2020 at a yet-to-be-named event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Weidman has struggled ever since he lost his title and undefeated record back in 2015. The 35-year-old former champion has lost five of his last six bouts, all via stoppage due to strikes. In his last bout, Weidman dipped his toes into the Light Heavyweight waters, getting smoked by the current No.1-ranked contender Dominick Reyes. That’s a damn tough match up for anyone’s debut at 205-pounds, but Weidman will nevertheless return to the division he once ruled rather than take an easier fight at Light Heavyweight.

Speaking of easier fights, No.11-ranked Akhmedov may not have the credentials of recent Weidman foes like Reyes or “Jacare” Souza, but “Wolverine” is no pushover. The Dagestani combatant is unbeaten in his last six bouts, and Middleweight has proven a definite home for him. At 185 lbs., Akhmedov is able to fight at a much better pace for the full 15 minutes, whereas cardio was a constant struggle at Welterweight.

Weidman takes a step back, and Akhmedov is given a chance to score the biggest win of his professional career. Which man takes the victory?


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