Filed under: Blue Corner , Featured , Featured Videos , News , UFC USA TODAY Sports America maybe has grown grimly accustomed to mass shootings, but when it happens in Las Vegas, it can’t help but have an effect on the UFC. The fight promotion not only holds the bulk of its events there; it’s also called the city home for nearly two decades, which created the sort of connection that led to an unusual scene at the start of the UFC 216 pay-per-view card at T-Mobile Arena. After a video intro from UFC President Dana White encouraging strength and unity in the wake of last Sunday’s horrific shooting, the UFC welcomed first responders and victims into the cage as special guests. Following that came a surprise performance of “America, the Beautiful” by singer and former House of Pain frontman Everlast

UFC 216 results: Beneil Dariush strong early, but Evan Dunham rallies to force majority draw

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 results: Mara Romero Borella makes easy work of Kalindra Faria for first-round tap

October 7, 2017

That Lando Vannata-Bobby Green draw at UFC 216 was a bloody good time

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 results: Fabricio Werdum taps late-notice replacement Walt Harris in 65 seconds

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 live video chat with MMAjunkie Radio’s ‘Gorgeous’ George, Goze and Dan

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 results: Point deduction costs Lando Vannata in split draw with Bobby Green

October 7, 2017

Francis Ngannou was willing to fight Fabricio Werdum last minute after Derrick Lewis withdrew

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 results: Cody Stamann strong late, takes split decision from Tom Duquesnoy

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 play-by-play and live results

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 results: Matt Schnell outworks Marco Beltran for decision and much-needed win

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 salaries: Tony Ferguson can net $500k with interim title win

October 7, 2017

The stages of grieving a last-minute UFC fight scratch, in GIF form

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 results: Poliana Botelho outworks takedown-hungry Pearl Gonzalez for decision sweep

October 7, 2017

Las Vegas resident Brad Tavares kicks off UFC 216 with powerful message

October 7, 2017

Derrick Lewis injured; Fabricio Werdum now faces Walt Harris last minute at UFC 216

October 7, 2017

Twitter reacts to Derrick Lewis’ late withdrawal from UFC 216 vs. Fabricio Werdum

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 results: Brad Tavares jabs, kicks way to unanimous decision over Thales Leites

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 results: John Moraga KOs 6-1 favorite Magomed Bibulatov with vicious left hand

October 7, 2017

John Moraga’s UFC 216 KO of Magomed Bibulatov is even more glorious in super slow motion

October 7, 2017

UFC 216 play-by-play and live results (7 p.m. ET)

October 7, 2017
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