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Chris Weidman Day

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman of Baldwin was honored with a proclamation from Nassau County declaring July 17 as "Chris Weidman Day" to commemorate his win over Anderson Silva 11 days earlier at UFC 162 on July 6, 2013. Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware

UFC fighter Chris Weidman was honored by local politicians, who declared July 17 Chris Weidman Day.

UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin
Credit: Rebecca Shinners

UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin native, is honored at the Coral House, as he celebrated the newly proclaimed Chris Weidman Day. (July 17, 2013)

Chris Weidman, the newly crowned UFC Middleweight World
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Chris Weidman, the newly crowned UFC Middleweight World Champion, poses at the Coral House in Baldwin, where Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano proclaimed the day Chris Weidman Day. (July 17, 2013)

UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin
Credit: Rebecca Shinners

UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin native, holds his championship belt at the Coral House as he celebrates the newly proclaimed Chris Weidman Day. (July 17, 2013)

Baldwin native and UFC fighter Chris Weidman holds
Credit: James Escher

Baldwin native and UFC fighter Chris Weidman holds both his championship belt and an honorary belt he was presented with by Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and Town of Hempstead Councilman James Darcyat Coral House. Weidman was honored by local politicians after he knocked out Anderson Silva, who is widely regarded as the greatest fighter in the sport's history, on July 6 to become the middleweight champion. (July 17, 2013)

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray presents UFC
Credit: Rebecca Shinners

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray presents UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin native, with a proclamation for Chris Weidman Day at the Coral House. (July 17, 2013)

UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin
Credit: Rebecca Shinners

UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin native, poses with fans and his championship belt at the Coral House as he celebrates the newly proclaimed Chris Weidman Day. (July 17, 2013)

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