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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.

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