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Video: Luke Rockhold pummels Chris Wiedman to strip him of UFC middleweight title

Published 13/12/2015 | 05:47

Luke Rockhold is declared the winner and wins the championship against Chris Weidman during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Luke Rockhold is declared the winner and wins the championship against Chris Weidman during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Wiedman relinquished his unbeaten record and his UFC middleweight title in spectacular fashion at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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The writing was on the wall from an early stage with Rockhold showing a lot of strength to contend with the champion on the ground.

A spinning kick from Wiedman at the end of the second round went all wrong and Rockhold seized his chance, getting into a mount position, he unloaded on Wiedman in brutal fashion but the referee somehow didn't step in to call a halt to proceedings.

Wiedman was gushing blood as the third round began and it didn't take long for Rockhold to seizse his chance and his title.

Watch the brutal end of the second round and the the finish to the fight below:


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