Weidman vs. Boetsch targeted for UFC 155

Friday, September 07, 2012

Chris Weidman finally has his next fight lined up, although not against the opponent he’d been asking to face.

Weidman, a middleweight from Baldwin, will fight Tim Boetsch at UFC 155 in Las Vegas on Dec. 29, Newsday has learned. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.

“I think I’m the man to take the title from Anderson Silva,” Weidman said in a statement. “I think I’m the No. 1 contender in the division, with Anderson not fighting for the rest of 2012, I want to stay busy, keep getting better and take on the best out there. I think I’m the best middleweight in the world and I’m going to prove it against another top contender.”

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