The 185-pound championship bout will serve as the co-main event for the Memorial Day Weekend card in Las Vegas. News of the fight was reported by Globo and other outlets.
Weidman last fought in July 2014 when he successfully defended his middleweight title in a five-round affair with Lyoto Machida. The win extended his perfect record to 12-0 and came on the heels of his second consecutive victory against Anderson Silva.
Belfort has been far less active in the last two years, having last fought in November of 2013. He was supposed to face Weidman at UFC 173, but the bout was scrapped following the Nevada Athletic Commission’s ban on therapeutic-use exemptions for testosterone-replacement therapy, which Belfort used at the time. After being rescheduled for UFC 181, and then again for UFC 184, the latest booking will be the fifth time the bout has been penned for a card.
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