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Follow UFC 187 in Las Vegas

Chris Weidman defended his middleweight belt with a first-round TKO of Vitor Belfort. Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier are battling for the light heavyweight title.

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Anthony Johnson wins round one decisively, 10-9. Daniel Cormier survived and will see round two, which may be a small victory in itself.

Rumble throws lead, DC keeps clinch
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Anthony Johnson tagged Daniel Cormier with a big overhand right early in the round, but his over-zealousness to end the fight got the better of him. Cormier shook off the stars quickly and tied up Johnson for the majority of Round 1.

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After breaking John Makdessi's jaw with a kick -- which led Makdessi to call "timeout" on the fight -- Donald Cerrone told ESPN's Cary Chow: "I thought maybe I fouled him or something. It caught me off guard."

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UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier
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Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier are set to battle for Jon Jones' vacated light heavyweight title. Johnson has a six-inch reach on Cormier, but the two fighters stack up pretty evenly.

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Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

What a performance. Three Brazilian legends now under Weidman's belt. Weidman vs. Rockhold (if that is indeed next) is a monster fight.

Johnson, Cormier fight for vacant title
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Jon Jones was supposed to be defending the light heavyweight belt at UFC 187, but he was stripped of the title and dropped from the card. So Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Daniel Cormier are about to decide the new champ.

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Things to know about 'Rumble'
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Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is the top light-heavyweight fighter in the UFC. How'd he get there?

  • 19-4 overall record (10-4 in the UFC)
  • 9-fight win streak (last 3 in UFC)
  • 85% takedown defense in 14 UFC fights

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Things to know about Cormier
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Daniel Cormier has a second-consecutive shot at the UFC light-heavyweight title. What makes the No. 3 contender worthy?

  • 15-1 overall record (4-1 in the UFC)
  • 8 wins by (T)KO, 2 wins by submission
  • Only loss via Jon Jones at UFC 182

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Weidman implores crowd after win

After once again defending his UFC middleweight title, Chris Weidman said to the crowd in the post-fight interview in the Octagon: "Stop doubting me. Stop doubting me. It's enough. ... Join the team."

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Weidman recovers and defends title

Vitor Belfort hit the champion with some early blows but the fight swung in Chris Weidman's favor thanks to a takedown that led to a mount. Herb Dean called a stop to it at 2:53 of the first round after repeated Weidman punches.

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Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Chris Weidman defends title via TKO in the first! Belfort had him in little trouble but Weidman gets takedown and finishes with strikes.