Undefeated middleweight Chris Weidman has agreed to step in and face submissions specialist Demian Maia at the UFC on FOX 2 event just eleven days from now, UFC president Dana White announced on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
Maia was previously slated to face Michael Bisping on that same card, but lost his opponent when Bisping was shuffled into a fight with Chael Sonnen, replacing an injured Mark Munoz on the Jan. 28 event in Chicago.
According to White, Weidman accepted the short-notice fight against Maia after it was offered to another Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist, Rousimar Palhares, who turned it down.
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