If the injury bug stays clear of UFC 194, then December 12 could be a magical night in Las Vegas. On Thursday, it was announced middleweight champion Chris Weidman (pictured) will defend his throne against Luke Rockhold in the show’s co-main event.
The middleweights will serve as the opening act for the featherweight title unification bout between champ Jose Aldo and interim champion Conor McGregor. That highly-anticipated matchup is expected to be one of the biggest fights in UFC history.
Weidman owns a perfect 13-0 professional record, with his last three being of the title defense variety. He was last seen in May posting a TKO victory over a TRT-less Vitor Belfort at UFC 187.
Rockhold solidified his top contender status by submitting Lyoto Machida in April. The former Strikeforce champ will be riding a four-fight winning streak into the tango, with all of those victories coming in devastating fashion.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman (UFC middleweight champion)
Conor McGregor (UFC interim featherweight champion) vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)