With the news of an injured broken hand, Weidman vs. Belfort will have to be pushed back from UFC 181 in December to plans of rescheduling for February. Belfort released the news about Chris Weidman’s injury via Facebook and was confirmed by Dana White on Twitter.
“Weidman has a hairline fracture. It will be casted 4 weeks, cleared in 6. He’ll be fighting Vitor in February now.”
To fill the championship defense of Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort, Dana White then announced that Robbie Lawler vs. Johnny Hendricks 2 will be added to UFC 181. Hendricks took the welterweight title from Robbie Lawler back in March of this year, and fans will finally have a decisive rematch settle the decision controversy of their fight.
With Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort rescheduled for next year, the full main card for UFC 181 on December 6th now includes:
Welterweight: Johnny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez
Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub
Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante