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Chris Weidman, right, reacts after defeating Anderson Silva during the second round of their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

UFC 162: Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva

Baldwin's Chris Weidman knocked out defending champion Anderson Silva in the second round to win the UFC middleweight championship Saturday at UFC 162 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Chris Weidman knocks down Anderson Silva with a
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Chris Weidman knocks down Anderson Silva with a left hook to the chin during the second round of their championship fight at UFC 162. (July 6, 2013)

Charlie Weidman, right, looks on as his son,
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Charlie Weidman, right, looks on as his son, Chris Weidman, becomes the new UFC middleweight champion after knocking out Anderson Silva at UFC 162. (July 6, 2013)

Chris Weidman knocks down Anderson Silva with a
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Chris Weidman knocks down Anderson Silva with a left hook to the chin during the second round of their championship fight at UFC 162. (July 6, 2013)

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Chris Weidman celebrates after defeating Anderson Silva. (July
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Chris Weidman celebrates after defeating Anderson Silva. (July 6, 2013)

Chris Weidman, left and Anderson Silva embrace after
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Chris Weidman, left and Anderson Silva embrace after their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Chris Weidman, right, and Anderson Silva battle it
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Chris Weidman, right, and Anderson Silva battle it out during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Anderson Silva, left, taunts Chris Weidman during their
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Anderson Silva, left, taunts Chris Weidman during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Anderson Silva kicks Chris Weidman during their UFC
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Anderson Silva kicks Chris Weidman during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

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Anderson Silva, left, taunts Chris Weidman during their
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Anderson Silva, left, taunts Chris Weidman during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Chris Weidman, left, and Anderson Silva grapple during
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Chris Weidman, left, and Anderson Silva grapple during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Chris Weidman, left, and Anderson Silva battle it
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Chris Weidman, left, and Anderson Silva battle it out during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Chris Weidman kicks Anderson Silva during their UFC
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Chris Weidman kicks Anderson Silva during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Chris Weidman connects with Anderson Silva during their
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Chris Weidman connects with Anderson Silva during their UFC 162 middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

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Chris Weidman protects himself during his UFC 162
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Chris Weidman protects himself during his UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout against Anderson Silva at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Referee Herb Dean moves in to break up
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Referee Herb Dean moves in to break up Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva during the second round of their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Chris Weidman, right, reacts after defeating Anderson Silva
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Chris Weidman, right, reacts after defeating Anderson Silva during the second round of their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Anderson Silva gets up from the canvas after
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Anderson Silva gets up from the canvas after Chris Weidman won the UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout by a KO at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Chris Weidman connects with Anderson Silva during the
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Chris Weidman connects with Anderson Silva during the second round during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

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Frankie Edgar throws Charles Oliveira to the mat
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Frankie Edgar throws Charles Oliveira to the mat during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Frankie Edgar upends Charles Oliveira during their UFC
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Frankie Edgar upends Charles Oliveira during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Frankie Edgar, right, is hugged by Charles Oliveira
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Frankie Edgar, right, is hugged by Charles Oliveira after their UFC 162 mixed martial arts featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Frankie Edgar punches Charles Oliveira during their UFC
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Frankie Edgar punches Charles Oliveira during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Roger Gracie has the upper hand over Tim
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Roger Gracie has the upper hand over Tim Kennedy during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

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Tim Kennedy punches Roger Gracie during their UFC
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Tim Kennedy punches Roger Gracie during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Tim Kennedy connects with a kick on Roger
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Tim Kennedy connects with a kick on Roger Gracie during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Mark Munoz pounds Tim Boetsch during their UFC
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Mark Munoz pounds Tim Boetsch during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Mark Munoz celebrates his unanimous decision victory over
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Mark Munoz celebrates his unanimous decision victory over Tim Boetsch after their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Tim Boetsch, left, is upended by Mark Munoz
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Tim Boetsch, left, is upended by Mark Munoz during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

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Mark Munoz, right, holds on to Tim Boetsch
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Mark Munoz, right, holds on to Tim Boetsch during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Cub Swanson towers over Dennis Siver during their
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Cub Swanson towers over Dennis Siver during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Cub Swanson reacts after defeating Dennis Siver during
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Cub Swanson reacts after defeating Dennis Siver during the third round of their UFC 162 mixed martial arts featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Cub Swanson, left, grapples with Dennis Siver during
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Cub Swanson, left, grapples with Dennis Siver during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

Dennis Siver, left, and Cub Swanson trade punches
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Dennis Siver, left, and Cub Swanson trade punches during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 6, 2013)

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