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
UFC 187: The videos
UFC 187: Post-fight housekeeping
Other notable stories from this past weekend:
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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