Dos Santos vs. Miocic to co-main event UFC 173

Monday, March 03, 2014

Last week the main event for UFC 173 was changed to Chris Weidman versus Lyoto Machida and today we learn what fight will serve as the co-main event:

A fight between Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight contenders Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic has been added to the organization’s UFC 173 card, slated for Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas.

The event, which is headlined by a middleweight title bout between Lyoto Machida and Chris Weidman, is scheduled for May 24 at MGM Grand.

Sources close to the UFC confirmed the bout to the Review-Journal on Monday evening.

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The UFC had originally planned to have Dos Santos fight Alistair Overeem at the event, but Dana White said Overeem wanted nothing to do with the fight. Overeem claimed to be recovering from an injury.