Anderson Silva Shatters Leg In UFC Middleweight Bout [GRAPHIC VIDEO]
Anderson Silva Breaks Leg
UFC 168 ended in the second round when Silva shattered his left leg during a kick aimed at Weidman. His shin visibly bent and left the fighter writhing in pain on the octagon floor. Weidman claimed his victory as medics rushed to care for Silva and his leg.
Although the way in which Silva went out was more than unfortunate, Weidman had taken an early lead in the first round and looked poised to defeat him for the second time in a row. Weidman first claimed the title over Silva back in July, upsetting the reigning middleweight champ who’d held on to the belt for seven years.
"I did work on checking kicks," Weidman said after the match. "I figured if I [caught] him on my knee, it could really hurt him. Crazy how this happened."
The injury Silva sustained on Saturday could mark the end of the incredible career of the 38-year-old MMA fighter.
GRAPHIC VIDEO: Silva Kicks Weidman
In other pay-per-view fights, Travis Browne knocked out Josh Barnett in a heavyweight battle and for the women’s bantamweight title, Ronda Rousey defeated Meisha Tate by submission.
– Chelsea Regan