Officials have set another double-title pay-per-view, as UFC 187 will feature Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson and Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort.
The bouts were confirmed during “UFC Tonight” Wednesday evening.
Set for May 23 in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand Garden Arena will play host to the card.
Jones (21-1) will be seeking his ninth successful title defense of the UFC light heavyweight title. In January, he earned a decision over Daniel Cormier. “Bones” spent time in rehab after testing positive for cocaine, but will not face any suspension due to it being an out-of-competition test.
Johnson (19-4) vaulted into the No. 1 contender spot with a first round TKO victory over Alexander Gustafsson less than a month ago. Since returning to the UFC, he’s won all three of his bouts, including two finishes.
Weidman (12-0) and Belfort (24-10) were expected to fight this month, but an injury forced the bout to be postponed yet again. Instead of fighting someone else for an interim title, Belfort elected to wait.
Also, lightweights Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov, who are ranked second and third, will meet at the Memorial Day weekend event, along with heavyweights Travis Browne and Andrei Arlovski, and flyweights Joseph Benavidez and John Moraga.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Anthony Johnson
UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Andrei Arlovski
Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga