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

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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