Chris “The American” Weidman is an American professional mixed martial artist fighting out of the Middleweight division of the UFC. He is currently ranked #5 in the official UFC Middleweight rankings. He became the UFC Middleweight Champion in 2013 and held the belt for 2 ½ years (3 title defenses). He has been awarded “Fight of the Night” two times as well as four additional performance bonuses. In 2013, he was named “Male Fighter of the Year”. His career professional MMA record is (22-3).