Chris Weidman got a win for the first time since snapping his leg when he defeated Bruno Silva in the UFC on ESPN 54 featured bout Saturday.

Weidman (16-7 MMA, 12-7 UFC) has struggled to find wins since he lost the UFC middleweight title in December 2015. The path got even tougher after a devastating leg break in April 2021, but he’s back on the triumphant side following a controversial, eye-poke-heavy unanimous decision over Silva (23-11 MMA, 4-5 UFC) at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

Prior to the event, Weidman said he was mulling whether this would be his retirement bout. He didn’t hang it up in the immediate aftermath of the win, which indicates the 39-year-old will attempt to compete at least once more.

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