UFC president Dana White is breaking news all over Super Bowl row right now. An hour after announcing they are aiming to have former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones challenge current champ Daniel Cormier to reclaim his throne in April, White said middleweight title holder Luke Rockhold (pictured) will grant Chris Weidman an immediate rematch at UFC 199.
White reported the sequel on “Garbage Time.”
UFC 199 is expected to go down in June, but an exact date and venue have not been set.
Rockhold handed Weidman the first defeat of his professional career in December at UFC 194. The former Strikeforce champion has rattled off five straight wins.
Despite getting TKO’d by Rockhold, Weidman has been campaigning for a rematch since the defeat. Lady luck was on Weidman’s side because most believed Yoel Romero would be Rockhold’s first title defense after he beat Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC 194, but Romero is facing a possible two-year suspension after his post-fight drug test registered a possible violation.