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UFC Confirms Chris Weidman-Vitor Belfort For Late May

UFC Confirms Chris Weidman-Vitor Belfort For Late May

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.

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Fight Cards

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Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

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Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

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Event Date: October 28, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

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