UFC president Dana White was beat to the punch on announcing Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort for February’s UFC 184 card, but he did release some new information in a video posted online Wednesday.
Ronda Rousey’s next title defense will come from Los Angeles on February 28, not the previously reported January card.
Earlier in the day, Belfort posted the news concerning his UFC middleweight title fight with Weidman inside the Staples Center. The two were set to meet in December, but a hand injury knocked Weidman to the sidelines.
Weidman (12-0) is coming off a successful title defense vs. Lyoto Machida after besting Anderson Silva twice in 2013. Belfort (24-10) has scored three straight finishes over Dan Henderson, Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping to cement his title shot.
Zingano actually earned her title shot last year, but a knee injury sent her to the shelf. “Alpha” earned a win over Amanda Nunes earlier this year in her return to action. She is a perfect 9-0 in her career and 2-0 with the UFC.
Rousey (10-0) will turn 28 years old a few weeks prior to the scheduled fight. She has successfully defended her title against Alexis Davis and Sara McMann this year.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Cat Zingano