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Dana White confirms Luke Rockhold will fight Chris Weidman for UFC middleweight title

In an interview with UFC Tonight, Dana White confirmed Luke Rockhold will fight Chris Weidman next for the UFC middleweight championship.

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UFC president Dana White answered the $64,000 question on UFC Tonight regarding who middleweight champion Chris Weidman will face next. It's been a two-man race between former Strikeforce champions Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo Souza, and the selection is Rockhold.

Rockhold (14-2) has won 4 in a row, all by stoppage, after previously losing his debut to Vitor Belfort. The Californian is coming off a dominant showing over Lyoto Machida in April, finishing the former LHW champion with a 2nd round rear-naked choke.

Weidman (13-0) destroyed Vitor Belfort in the UFC 187 co-main event, keeping his perfect record alive and successfully defending his belt for a 3rd time. Amazingly, when Rockhold vs. Weidman happens, it will be the first non-Brazilian opponent for Weidman since he KO'd Mark Munoz in July 2012.

No date or venue has been determined for this new title bout, but Rockhold and Weidman have both been receptive to having this fight be the first UFC main event at Madison Square Garden in New York. This is all pending MMA actually getting legalized in the state this year, and we should know that answer soon.