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9/7/12 2:41 PM
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 From Newsday



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.

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"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."
The undefeated Weidman (9-0, 5-0 UFC) is coming off a devastating knockout of Mark Munoz last July, his second straight win over a consensus top-five middlewight. The first came in January when he won a unanimous decision over Demain Maia on 11 days' notice.

Boetsch (16-4) has won his last four bouts, including a split decision over Hector Lombard and a third-round TKO of Yushin Okami.

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"This is a big fight for the middleweight division. I'm better than ever and ready to prove that I am next in line for a title shot."
Weidman had been campaigning for that title shot against Silva since beating Munoz. Silva, who successfully defended his title for a UFC record 10th straight title by beating Chael Sonnen last July, has been more vocal about a super fight against welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Silva's management has also said on multiple occasions that they don't believe Weidman's profile is big enough yet for a title shot.

Other title contenders in the middleweight division include Michael Bisping and Brian Stann, who fight each other at UFC 152 on Sept. 22.
9/7/12 2:44 PM
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 Thanks Ash! Quality post
9/7/12 2:45 PM
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9/7/12 2:47 PM
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Figured this was the fight they would make.

Card is looking good.
9/7/12 2:49 PM
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9/7/12 2:50 PM
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9/7/12 2:52 PM
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Report: Chris Weidman Battles Tim Boetsch at UFC 155

http://www.5thround.com/127298/report-chris-weidman-battles-tim-boetsch-at-ufc-155/

Here are the athletes expected to perform on New Year’s Eve weekend:

Matt Mitrione vs. Phil DeFries
Chris Weidman vs. Tim Boetsch
Joe Lauzon vs. Gray Maynard
Chael Sonnen vs. Forrest Griffin
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC heavyweight champion)

It all over the place now:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/30543/chris-weidman-vs-tim-boetsch-slated-for-ufc-155-in-las-vegas.mma

9/7/12 2:54 PM
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Good fight.
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not a smart fight for wiedman...anderson will still say he isnt worthy after he destroyed boetsch
9/7/12 2:55 PM
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DanChow - Report: Chris Weidman Battles Tim Boetsch at UFC 155

http://www.5thround.com/127298/report-chris-weidman-battles-tim-boetsch-at-ufc-155/

Here are the athletes expected to perform on New Year’s Eve weekend:

Matt Mitrione vs. Phil DeFries

Chris Weidman vs. Tim Boetsch

Joe Lauzon vs. Gray Maynard

Chael Sonnen vs. Forrest Griffin

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC heavyweight champion)

I remember when new years cards were something special, not just a regular card circa 2006
9/7/12 2:56 PM
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DanChow - Report: Chris Weidman Battles Tim Boetsch at UFC 155

http://www.5thround.com/127298/report-chris-weidman-battles-tim-boetsch-at-ufc-155/

Here are the athletes expected to perform on New Year’s Eve weekend:

Matt Mitrione vs. Phil DeFries

Chris Weidman vs. Tim Boetsch

Joe Lauzon vs. Gray Maynard

Chael Sonnen vs. Forrest Griffin

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC heavyweight champion)

 Just need one more solid main card fight and that will be a sick night of fights!
9/7/12 2:57 PM
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DanChow - Report: Chris Weidman Battles Tim Boetsch at UFC 155

http://www.5thround.com/127298/report-chris-weidman-battles-tim-boetsch-at-ufc-155/

Here are the athletes expected to perform on New Year’s Eve weekend:

Matt Mitrione vs. Phil DeFries

Chris Weidman vs. Tim Boetsch

Joe Lauzon vs. Gray Maynard

Chael Sonnen vs. Forrest Griffin

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC heavyweight champion)

I remember when new years cards were something special, not just a regular card circa 2006

Grow up
9/7/12 3:00 PM
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^ LMAO!!!
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DanChow - Report: Chris Weidman Battles Tim Boetsch at UFC 155

http://www.5thround.com/127298/report-chris-weidman-battles-tim-boetsch-at-ufc-155/

Here are the athletes expected to perform on New Year’s Eve weekend:

Matt Mitrione vs. Phil DeFries

Chris Weidman vs. Tim Boetsch

Joe Lauzon vs. Gray Maynard

Chael Sonnen vs. Forrest Griffin

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC heavyweight champion)

I remember when new years cards were something special, not just a regular card circa 2006

Grow up

awe... did I hurt someones feelings because I said 100% truth... I think so!!!

9/7/12 3:00 PM
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Ducks Belcher to fight Tim... Guess Alan should get the winner of Bisping and Stann Phone Post
9/7/12 3:02 PM
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 Weidman takes this. Much more well-rounded, and can end the fight anywhere. I haven't been impressed with Boetsch yet. His last two wins weren't exactly dominate. He caught Okami, and danced around with Lombard. Guy's a formidable opponent, but I don't believe he has anything for Chris.
9/7/12 3:03 PM
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9/7/12 3:05 PM
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Rather see him fight Belcher.
9/7/12 3:07 PM
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I too would rather see him fight Belcher. Tim didn't look impresseive enough against Lombard to get his shot in a possible #1 contender fight. Phone Post
9/7/12 3:08 PM
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Doesn't Belcher have a fractured spine? Phone Post
9/7/12 3:09 PM
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Boetsch is ranked higher than Belcher. I know Belcher fanbois are hyped that he is on a 4 fight win streak but none of those guys are in the top 10. Boetsch last 2 wins have been against guys top 10 at the time.
9/7/12 3:09 PM
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That's a good fight and 155 looks like it will be a good card if everyone stays healthy. Phone Post
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This fight does nothing for me. I wanted to see Weidman against a killer.
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Belcher called the collapse of the UFC 151 a "blessing in disguise" as he would have been unable to compete due to a fractured spine, keeping him out of action until November. He would like to face Chris Weidman in his return fight.

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