UFC on Fox 2: Demian Maia To Face Chris Weidman On Short Notice

Tuesday afternoon it was announced that Mark Munoz had sustained an arm injury in training and that Michael Bisping would face Chael Sonnen for a number one contender's match for the middleweight title. After the initial shock wore off fans and media were left asking: what about Demian Maia? Maia's management was adement that he'd still fly to Chicago in hopes that the UFC would find a replacement. Well that didn't take Joe Silva and the UFC to long as Dana White has formally announced that Demian Maia would face Chris Weidman on January 28th.

The tweet said the following:

3rd fight in the FOX Jan 28th is Maia vs Undefeated Chris Weidman.

Dana confirmed with a fan that Palhares was offered the fight and turned it down. Belcher was never an option because he is hurt.

Full tweet after the jump...

SBN coverage of UFC on Fox 2

3rd fight in the FOX Jan 28th is Maia vs Undefeated Chris Weidman!!!
Jan 18 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

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