Weidman injured, title bout with Machida postponed until July

Monday, March 24, 2014

Chris Weidman was scheduled to make his second title defense this May at UFC versus Lyoto Machida, however, now fans will have to wait a bit longer:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that middleweight champion Chris Weidman has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled title defense against Lyoto Machida on May 24. Weidman suffered a knee injury that will require minor surgery and his bout with Machida has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 5. A new main event for UFC 173 on May 24 will be announced in the days to come.

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The UFC first announced the change on their Twitter account and a replacement main event for the show is expected soon.