Breaking News: Chris Weidman Injured, Out Of UFC 181

Chris Weidman

The word is officially out! UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (12-0) will not defend his belt against No.1 middleweight contender Vitor Belfort (24-10) at UFC 181 in Las Vegas. According to, Weidman sustained a hand injury in training and has been forced off the main event, which is scheduled to take place on December 6, 2014.

As a result, the UFC quickly replaced the main event at UFC 181 with a five-round welterweight title fight between current champion Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. The fight that will serve as a rematch to their hotly contested title fight in March, a bout narrowly won by Hendricks. In the co-main event, The Ultimate Fighter, Season 20 coaches, Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, will square off in another five-round lightweight title fight.

The rest of the UFC 181 fight card will be announced by the UFC shortly. Stay tuned to Yell! Magazine for the update.

UFC 181 Fight Card

Welterweight Johny Hendricks (c) vs. Robbie Lawler
Lightweight Anthony Pettis (c) vs. Gilbert Melendez
Heavyweight Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub
Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante

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