Can't give Weidman too much credit for the win because he only won a glorified sparring match with Anderson. Yes, Silva fights like that sometimes, but he also takes his opponents seriously sometimes too. Like I said, Weidman swung for the fences and committed himself fully to hitting Anderson when he was showboating, it worked for him, big whoop.
The finish is there. Lets see, does Silva look in trouble? Nope. Does Weidman appear to be in control? Nope. Has either fighter sustained damage that could impair them in any way? Nope. Weidman was committed to hitting Silva in that exchange and it paid off. Just look at how ugly of a combo he threw together before clipping him at the end with the left hook. Weidman had nothing to worry about in that exchange and was free to over commit his punches. Also, lets not act like we haven't seen Silva take his opponents seriously; Vitor, Yushin, both the Sonnen fights...I appreciate what Silva does, he tries to put on a show, he's the only champ who does this. Every other champ goes for the win, fights to their strengths, takes few risks. He was the king for a reason, if he takes the rematch and he shows up to fight and hurt Weidman we'll probably see Weidman get laid out.
Glorified sparring match? No that's just ridiculous. Silva was in trouble immediately into the fight.
Weidman took Silva down 28 seconds in, kept him down and landed a few bombs on his face. Then he attempted to sub Silva because per Weidman Silva's eyes rolled back after he hit him flush while he had Silva down on his back.
You also left out Silva swinging and only catching air because Weidman was excellent at evading Silva's strikes, the same strikes that have knocked out many other fighters cold over the last seven years. Only Weidman isn't getting much credit here even though this is what everyone has failed to do against one the greatest counter fighters this sport has ever seen.
You can bet your house Silva took Weidman and the fight seriously. The fact is Silva just got beat very badly at Weidman's game (on the ground) and at his own game (standing up) throughout the entire fight. Let's not pretend it was anything else and use more excuses.