Chris Weidman stuns Anderson Silva

Updated: July 11, 2013, 11:48 AM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- The day that no mixed martial arts fan thought would ever come arrived Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Chris Weidman dethroned longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

A left hook caught Silva in the second round and sent him to the canvas. Weidman jumped on the fallen champion and began delivering more hard punches.

Silva's head snapped backward from the clean shots and referee Herb Dean was forced to save him at the 1:18 mark.

Shock reverberated ...

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