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Chris Weidman Out Of UFC 173, Title Fight Moved To UFC 175

Chris Weidman Out Of UFC 173, Title Fight Moved To UFC 175

Chris Weidman has been forced to postpone his scheduled UFC middleweight title fight with Lyoto Machida due to a minor injury, officials announced Monday.

Weidman and Machida, the original main event for UFC 173, will now take the headline act at UFC 175 on July 5. Both cards are set for Las Vegas.

Weidman (11-0) was originlly expected to meet Vitor Belfort Memorial Day weekend, but Belfort was removed when the UFC and the Nevada Athletic Commission moved to ban TRT.

Machida (21-4), a former UFC light heavyweight champion who moved down to 185 pounds recently, was declared the No. 1 contender after besting Gegard Mousasi.

A new main event for UFC 173 is expected to be announced shortly.

Below is the current lineup for the night:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic

Bantamweight: TJ Dillashaw vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno

Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. James Krause

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Bantamweight: Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung-Ho Kang

Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke

Lightweight: Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Piotr Hallman vs. Yves Edwards

Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi

Welterweight: Jingliang Li vs. Danny Mitchell

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