As expected, Chris Weidman’s next UFC middleweight title defense will come in May against Vitor Belfort at UFC 173.
The bout is set for May 24, with Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva expected as the co-main event.
Belfort will be heavily in the news leading up to the fight, as he previously failed a post-fight drug test. “The Phenom” has been granted TRT exemptions for his past three wins over Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson – all of which came in Brazil.
BREAKING: Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title belt vs. Vitor Belfort on May 24 in Las Vegas. (via @bokamotoESPN)
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