Jesse Bongfeldt and Chris Weidman open the Spike TV prelims in a middleweight bout. Jesse Bongfeldt fought to a draw against Rafael Natal in his debut at UFC 124. Chris Weidman overwhelmed Alessio Sakara en route to a decision in his UFC debut at UFC on Versus 3. Our referee for the bout is Jerin Valel.
ROUND 1 - Weidman lands a head kick to start. Big kick to the midsection from Bongfeldt. Weidman clinches. Tries to throw him over, ends up on bottom, but muscles his way into side control. Weidman throwing right hands. Bongfeldt creates enough distance to regain full guard. Weidman swings the legs, lands a punch, and works for side control. He succeeds. Weidman trapping the left arm as he moves into north-south. Bongfeldt spins back into full guard. Weidman steps over into half-guard. Short elbow. Slips his leg right into side control. He looks much more composed than in his debut against Alessio Sakara. Weidman hopping in and out of Bongfeldt's guard. North-south now. Knee on the belly momentarily. Bongfeldt works his way back to his feet. Fifteen seconds to go. Knee to the midsection from Weidman. Standing guillotine forces Bongfeldt to tap with just seconds left.
UFC 131 Results: Chris Weidman defeats Jesse Bongfeldt by submission (standing guillotine choke) at 4:54 of round 1.