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UFC 187 live blog: Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort

Chris Weidman tries to retain his UFC title against Vitor Belfort at UFC 187.
Chris Weidman tries to retain his UFC title against Vitor Belfort at UFC 187.
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This is the UFC 187 live blog for Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Weidman, who is 10-0 in his career, will face Belfort, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 187 live blog below.

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Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee in charge of the action. Weidman is orthodox and Belfort is southpaw. Blocked headkcik by Weidman. Weidman gets over zealous and misses on a takedown. Belfort slips and Weidman gets over zealous chasing him. Vitor tags him coming in and unloads on him. Weidman is covering up and survives. From there he scores a double-leg takedown into half guard. He slides to mount and proceeds to unload on Belfort. Belfort briefly gives up his back before rolling to face Weidman again, but he's taking an insane beating. After a left sneaks through, Belfort is barely covering up and the referee has seen enough. The fight's stopped.

Chris Weidman def. Vitor Belfort via TKO (strikes) 2:53 of round 1

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