Brok Weaver
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Picks up win via DQ
LightweightUFC
February 15, 2020
Weaver defeated Kazula Vargas via disqualification (illegal knee) at 4:02 of Round 1 at UFC Rio Rancho on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Weaver allowed Vargas to get the better of him in the early striking exchanges and was taken down, but seriously threatened with a guillotine off his back. Vargas was able to escape that and continued in top position, but in pursuit of ground-and-pound, launched an illegal knee that connected square with the head of Weaver. Weaver was deemed unfit to continue, and will pick up the victory via disqualification. This isn't the way anyone wants to win, and the duo expressed interest in an immediate rematch following the fight.
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Set for debut in Rio Rancho
LightweightUFC
January 6, 2020
Weaver (undisclosed) will take on Rodrigo Vargas in a lightweight matchup at UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Weaver was scheduled to make his debut at UFC Tampa in October, but he withdrew from that fight for unspecified reasons. The 28-year-old showcased his boxing abilities when he earned a contract at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series in August, and he'll look to build on that momentum against Vargas. Vargas made his UFC debut in August when he lost to Alex Da Silva via unanimous decision at UFC Uruguay in August in a matchup where he struggled to keep the matchup off the floor. Weaver has a height advantage heading into the matchup between two striking specialists.
Withdraws from UFC Tampa
LightweightUFC
October 7, 2019
Weaver withdrew from the lightweight bout scheduled at UFC Tampa for Oct. 12, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Weaver was scheduled to make his UFC debut Saturday night while riding a seven-fight winning streak, but was forced to withdraw for unspecified reasons. Weaver explained on Twitter that the withdrawal is not injury-related or due to issues making weight. It's unclear when Weaver could return to fighting.
Set for Oct. 12 UFC debut
LightweightUFC
August 26, 2019
Weaver will make his UFC debut in a lightweight bout against Thomas Gifford (17-8-0) at UFC Tampa on Oct. 12.
ANALYSIS
The 27-year-old Weaver will bring a 14-4-0 professional record and seven-fight winning streak into this matchup. He'll be at a three-inch reach disadvantage against Gifford (73 vs. 76) and is also an inch shorter at 6-foot flat. Weaver is a product of Dana White's Contender Series.
Earns contract despite decision
LightweightUFC
August 14, 2019
Weaver defeated Devin Smyth via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. He was one of three fighters to be awarded a UFC contract after the event.
ANALYSIS
Weaver was one of three underdogs to pick up victories on the night, as sportsbooks placed him in the (+140) range prior to the opening bell. His opponent was a Rashad Evans protege who based his game heavily on wrestling, and while Weaver was taken down on multiple occasions, he never stayed down for long. In the end, it was the boxing ability of Weaver that appeared to give him the edge on the judges' scorecards. While rare to see a fighter go to a decision and get a contract, Weaver may have helped his case with a memorable post-fight speech. There's surely skill here, but he'll be entering arguably the roster's deepest division at 155 pounds.