Ronda Rousey and the female bantamweights will now take center stage in Los Angeles this February, as Chris Weidman suffered an injury in training.
Weidman, who was scheduled to defend his middleweight title at UFC 184 vs. Vitor Belfort, was forced out with a rib injury. No timetable for his return was mentioned by the promotion.
Rousey and Cat Zingano, who will meet for the UFC bantamweight belt, will now main event the February 28 card from Staples Center. The co-main event will feature Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington.
Holm, a former world boxing champion, is making her Octagon debut and could push for a 2015 title shot with a strong performance vs. Pennington.
The Weidman-Belfort bout has been canceled and rescheduled a number of times know, both due to injury and Belfort working his body off TRT.