It’s been a relatively quiet past few days in terms of UFC fight announcements. However, the promotion finally set up a pair of middleweights looking to compete again, as Chris Weidman and Tim Boetsch will square off this December.
UFC officials confirmed Weidman-Boetsch for UFC 155, which is set for December 29 from Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will defend his title against Cain Velasquez in the main event.
Weidman (9-0) was hoping to secure a UFC middleweight title shot vs. Anderson Silva, but will need to fend off the rising challenger in Boetsch (16-4) if he hopes to become the No. 1 contender.
The December card is also expected to feature Chael Sonnen vs. Forrest Griffin and Gray Maynard vs. Joe Lauzon, with Weidman-Boetsch likely for the pay-per-view main card.