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Stars and stripes at UFC 187: Weidman carries the flag in victory over MDW

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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman celebrates his win over contender Vitor Belfort during their UFC 187 fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, May 22, 2015.
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UFC 187 | MGM Grand Garden Arena | May 23, 2015

UFC 187: Fight Night

Even if you’re not into watching professionals pummel each other, you can’t deny the charged energy in still images of a UFC fight. Middleweight champ Chris Weidman dispatched Vitor Belfort in the first round, and carried the flag in victory during a weekend all about recognizing bravery under the stars and stripes. But for every pumped moment of triumph there’s a quiet struggle. And bloody, in the case of Anthony Johnson, whose loss to Daniel Cormier included a bad cut over his eyebrow. That’s the way of the Octagon, where toughness shows on both sides of the big shiny belt.

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