For the billionth time, a middleweight title tilt between champion Chris Weidman (pictured) and Vitor Belfort has been announced. After countless delays, the two rivals will finally tango (hopefully) at UFC 187.
The UFC announced the 185-pound affair Wednesday via Twitter.
The scrap will co-headline the May 23 event, with light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson taking top billing. MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
This matchup has been postponed on four previous occasions, three times due to Weidman injuries (knee and hand) and once because Belfort was barred for taking testosterone replacement therapy.
Weidman owns an unblemished 12-0 professional record, with his last two wins being of the title defense variety. “All-American” has solidified himself as the game’s top middleweight, but has had issues staying healthy.
Belfort will be riding a three-fight winning streak into the shootout. However, “The Phenom” hasn’t been seen since knocking out Dan Henderson with a highlight reel head kick in November 2013 so he could get accustomed to life without TRT.