UFC officials have confirmed a new middleweight bout for UFC 168. Chris Leben is set to face Uriah Hall at this years New years event, and they will both be fighting for middleweight relevancy. Leben is only 1-4 in his last five fights in the octagon, and Hall has started his UFC career with 2 straight losses. Hall was the early favorite on last season’s Ultimate Fighter, but fell short in the season’s finale to Kelvin Gastulem. Leben’s last loss came by way of Andrew Craig at UFC 162 in July.
UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II is is scheduled for December 28, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, UFC MIddleweight Champion Chris Weidman will put his belt on the line for the first time against former champion Anderson Silva. In the co main event, UFC womens bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will put her strap on the line against Miesha Tate in a rematch of their Strikeforce bout.
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