Chris Weidman, the UFC middleweight champion from Baldwin, makes his third title defense at UFC 187 against Vitor Belfort on May 23. The card is headlined by Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Daniel Cormier fighting for the vacant light heavyweight title. Newsday’s Mark La Monica and Jeffrey Basinger are in Las Vegas to document fight week. Follow along here for videos, stories and photos throughout the week.
Chris Weidman successfully defended his UFC middleweight title at UFC 187 with a first-round TKO of Vitor Belfort.
Newsday takes you behind the scenes with Chris Weidman during UFC 187 fight week in Las Vegas.
Daniel Cormier stopped Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson in the third round to win the vacant light heavyweight title.
Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne put on a classic heavyweight slugfest, with haymakers and bombs and knockdowns and wobbly legs.
Donald Cerrone kicked John Makdessi in the face and he called timeout to end the fight.
Rafael Natal won a split decision over Uriah Hall in a fight between New York middleweights.
The Serra-Longo fight team showed up to support Chris Weidman during his weight cut for UFC 187.
After making weight, Chris Weidman had some strong words for Vitor Belfort.
Watch every staredown from the UFC 187 weigh-ins.
Uriah Hall says his middleweight fight against fellow New Yorker Rafael Natal has taken on a 'personal' nature at UFC 187.
Every member of Team Weidman has a specific role in preparing him for UFC 187. For Gian Villante, that's a physical task.
Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort talk about their upcoming fight during UFC 187 media day.
Travis Browne is one of two fighters on the UFC 187 card with no stresses about weight cutting.
Daniel Cormier was supposed to fight Ryan Bader next month. Now they do it through Twitter and the media.
Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson had plenty to say about each other heading into Saturday's fight for the vacant light heavyweight title.
Chris Weidman, the UFC middleweight champion from Baldwin, was excited for UFC 187 open workouts on Wednesday. He was 12 years old when Vitor Belfort first won a UFC tournament.
Chris Weidman and Gian Villante surprised Ray Longo in the middle of the UFC 187 open workouts with a piece of birthday cake.
Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson discuss their fight against each other instead of Jon Jones at UFC 187 open workouts.
Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort talk about their upcoming fight on Saturday after the UFC 187 open workouts.
Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone wasn't scheduled to do an open workout on the casino floor of the MGM Grand. He just did it anyway.
Recapping the 17-plus months between the first time Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort were scheduled to fight and this weekend when it will happen.
Ray Longo returned to the UFC's training center, home to 'The Ultimate Fighter' show, for the first time in more than seven years.
Jon Jones casts a huge shadow over UFC 187 this week. How will the Cormier-Johnson winner be viewed?
Hear from those at Serra BJJ who have been rolling with Chris Weidman since he first started the martial art.
Scenes from Chris Weidman's training camp on Long Island before UFC 187.
Yes, Chris Weidman is the reigning UFC middleweight champion, but can he beat Gian Villante in video games?
Stephen Thompson, a UFC welterweight, recalled his first sparring session against Chris Weidman.
Team Weidman talks about the rigors of running hills and the final week of sparring in the gym.
The catchy phrase kind of rhymes, works well on T-shirts and takes up just 13 characters in social media when adding the hashtag symbol. But to Chris Weidman, it's a mindset and a mantra.
Baldwin's Chris Weidman has had eight fights in the UFC. Here's a recap of his career so far.
Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier fight for the vacant light heavyweight title. Baldwin's Chris Weidman defends his middleweight title against Vitor Belfort.
A recap of how the former two-time U.S. Olympic wrestler has performed inside the octagon since joining UFC in 2013.
At MGM Grand Garden
Arena in Las Vegas Main card, 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view
Vacant light heavyweight title
Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier
Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort
Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi
Travis Browne vs. Andrei Arlovski
Joseph Benavidez vs. John MoragaPrelims, 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1
John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky
Dong Hyun-Kim vs. Josh Burkman
Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal
Rose Namajunas vs. Nina AnsaroffEarly prelims, 7 p.m. on UFC Fight Pass
Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer
Islam Makhachev vs. Leo Kuntz
Justin Scoggins vs. Josh Sampo
The Jon Jones situation
Jon Jones was supposed to defend his title at UFC 187 against Anthony Johnson. As of April 28, he's not the champ, is suspended indefinitely and is facing a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
Daniel Cormier lost his last fight -- a title shot against Jon Jones. Now he's got a shot at the vacant title against Anthony Johnson. Still, Cormier was disappointed in Jones.
Previous Chris Weidman documentaries
Relive Chris Weidman's stunning victory over then-UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in Las Vegas on July 6, 2013.
Newsday chronicled Baldwin's Chris Weidman in Las Vegas as he defended his title against Anderson Silva on Dec. 28, 2013.
Another fight week, another behind-the-scenes look at Chris Weidman as he defends his title against Lyoto Machida on July 5, 2014.