In the video below, a number of esteemed MMA pro’s share their opinions on the UFC 194 co-main event – Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold.
The UFC 194 middleweight title fight, pitting defending champion Chris Weidman against Luke Rockhold, may have been left somewhat in the shadows by the headline bout between featherweight claimants Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, but amongst the sport’s hardcore following it is generating plenty of buzz.
Prior to the UFC 189 show, a bill which was also topped by McGregor, many of those in the know were touting the show-stealing potential of the co-main event between welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald. Whether or not the 170-pounders successfully invaded the Irishman’s spotlight is up for debate, but they certainly gave it a real go.
Ahead of UFC 194, the more knowledgeable fans and industry insiders are suggesting that Weidman and Rockhold could do something similar.
It may be wishful to expect it to live up to the brutal intensity and drama of the Lawler vs MacDonald bloodletting, but this is still a top-notch match-up featuring two of the divisions best.
The bookies currently have Weidman a favourite, but there are plenty of dissenting voices. To check out what some of their fellow professional’s think about this fantastic fight, check out the video below, which comes courtesy of Fight Network.