Article

Weidman-Belfort on for May 24

The UFC 173 main event has been determined...
May 24th's UFC 173 event in Las Vegas has a headliner, as UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will defend his crown for a second time when he faces "The Phenom," former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort.

Weidman, fresh off two finishes of future Hall of Famer Anderson Silva in 2013, will now battle Brazil's Belfort, who has won three straight, knocking out Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold, and Dan Henderson.

Also added to the Memorial Day weekend card will be a co-main event between heated rivals and TUF Brazil 3 coaches Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva.

Stay tuned to UFC.com for venue information and on sale dates.

Saturday, November 8
3AM
GMT
Sydney, Australia

Media

Recent
Watch the official weigh-in for Invicta FC 9, live Friday, October 31 at 9pm GMT.
Oct 27, 2014
No. 9 middleweight contender Michael "The Count" Bisping goes up against UFC vet Brian Stann at UFC 152. Watch Bisping take on Luke Rockhold in the main event at UFC Fight Night Sydney.
Oct 31, 2014
Former Tennessee football star and light heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux puts Nikita Krylov to sleep using the Von Flue choke. Watch Saint Preux take on Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the main event at UFC Fight Night Uberlandia.
Oct 31, 2014
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles runs down all of the need-to-know news for Friday, October 31.
Oct 30, 2014