New Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who stunned the mixed martial arts (MMA) world last night (Sat., July 6, 2013) with a second round knockout of Anderson Silva at UFC 162 (see highlights here), celebrated his remarkable victory in high style at Surrender Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
A virtually unscathed Weidman arrived at 1:30 a.m. local time with about 40 people and took over the owner's table and two dance floor tables. As Jadakiss' song, "The Champ is Here" blasted through the sound system, there was an announcement to the club and a message posted on the LED screens around the venue that the new champ was in the house, which elicited cheers from the packed house.
Weidman, who tweeted before arriving at Surrender Nightclub, inviting fans to come party with him, arrived with his championship belt in tow. The champion drank vodka cranberry cocktails and threw back several celebratory shots of Ciroc Redberry alongside NBA champions Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem from the Miami Heat.
A few tables down reality TV star Jenni "JWoww" Farley showed off her toned gams in a high-low skirt, while her green bustier could be seen through a sheer top. She came into the club with the same mixed group of guys and girls who she partied with earlier in the day at Encore Beach Club.
Expect Weidman's party to continue indefinitely, with "The Spider" looking to take three to fourth months off to re-charge his batteries before deciding on whether or not to take up "All American" on his immediate rematch offer.
All photos by Aaron Garcia with editorial support from Jim Havey.