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Photos: Chris Weidman celebrates UFC 175 victory at Surrender


Aaron Garcia

Chris Weidman celebrates his UFC 175 victory over Lyoto Machida at Surrender on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Encore.

Chris Weidman Toasts UFC 175 Win at Surrender

Chris Weidman celebrates his UFC 175 victory over Lyoto Machida at Surrender on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Encore. Launch slideshow »

2014 MMA Fighter of the Year Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman is named Fighter of the Year at the 2014 Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Venetian. Gene Simmons of KISS and his son, Nick, presented the award to Weidman. Launch slideshow »

Chris Weidman outlasted Lyoto Machida on Saturday night to defend his UFC title and stay undefeated. After the fight at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Weidman hit Surrender Nightclub in Steve Wynn’s Encore Las Vegas for his third consecutive post-victory party at the Strip hotspot.

Weidman, 30, arrived at Surrender around 1:30 a.m. today as Morgan Page was on the wheels of steel. Weidman’s friends and family members awaited his arrival at the DJ table. As he arrived in a white T-shirt, black jeans and with a bruise on his left eye, a large display on the LED wall was posted congratulating the MMA champion.

Weidman, who celebrated post-fight with Grey Goose and cranberry, thanked fans and happily posed for photographs all night. He posted on his Instagram and Twitter: “After a tough battle tonight, it was great to celebrate with my friends and family @SurrenderVegas.”

Actor Kellan Lutz (“Twilight,” “Hercules,” “The Expendables 3”), who looks like he could be a UFC fighter himself, joined the celebration seated at the table next to Weidman. Also in Lutz’s party: MTV star Luke “The Dingo” Trembath. Lutz drank vodka and Red Bull, and his VIP table had several bottles of Grey Goose.

Thanks to Aaron Garcia for his photo gallery of the celebration, Weidman’s third consecutive victory party at Surrender.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

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