Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) faced the pain inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Saturday night (May 23, 2015), thanks to a stacked pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event from the promotion's home base of Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Johnson vs. Cormier" crowned a new light heavyweight kingpin after Daniel Cormier survived a couple of bombs from Anthony Johnson, who was so exhausted by the end of the second stanza, he was unable to prevent getting choked out by "DC" in round three (replay).
That's not all.
The UFC middleweight title was up for grabs in the championship co-main event, but the fast hands of "The Phenom" were not enough to sink the "All American" ship. Instead, Chris Weidman retained his 185-pound title with some brutal ground-and-pound over Vitor Belfort in the first frame.
Relive the drama here.
Missed the event? Got drunk and have no memory of what happened? No worries, we have a complete link wrap-up to all the major stories from UFC 187 below.
UFC 187: The fights
Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier fight review and analysis
Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort fight review and analysis
Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi fight review and analysis
Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne fight review and analysis
Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga fight review and analysis
UFC 187: The videos
Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier
Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort
Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne
UFC 187 post-fight press conference
Ryan Bader crashes presser, calls out Daniel Cormier
UFC 187: Post-fight housekeeping
The injury that nearly scrapped one main card fight
Dana White reacts to championship doubleheader
Other notable stories from this past weekend:
The UFC 187 fight that didn't happen
UFC Hall of Fame gets a new (and worthy) addition
Someone in the truck forgot what John Moraga looks like
Dana White thought Daniel Cormier was fighting Michael Johnson
That should just about cover it.
But don't get too comfy. We have another FOX Sports 1 event on tap this weekend (Sat., May 30, 2015) as UFC Fight Night 67: "Alves vs. Condit" lights up the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil, in what is expected to produce the next welterweight title contender (details).
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