At the start of the UFC 216 pay-per-view last night, the company that calls Las Vegas it’s home paid a touching tribute to both the victims of the horrific mass shooting and the first responders.

It began with a passionate speech from Dana White, then led to several injured people from the tragedy being applauded into the Octagon by those in attendance, which included 1,500 first responders who had been invited to watch the event for free.

Everlast then performed the song ‘America The Beautiful’ live in the Octagon, while all the fighters on last nights card joined Dana White in wearing specially designed ‘Vegas Strong’ t-shirts that are now on sale at the UFC.com store, with all the proceeds going to the victims of the shooting.

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