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Weidman vs. Rockhold set as UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor co-main event

Chris Weidman will make his next middleweight title defense against Luke Rockhold in the co-main event of UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 12th.

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UFC 194, the final PPV of 2015 and the penultimate event of the year, will officially have a doubleheader of championship bouts. We already know that Jose Aldo will fight Conor McGregor in the main event, but on ESPN's SportsCenter on Thursday evening, the UFC also confirmed middleweight champion Chris Weidman will co-headline the card against former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold.

Weidman (13-0) has made a trio of successful title defenses against Brazilian opposition. After winning his rematch vs. Anderson Silva when Silva's leg snapped, the New Yorker won a thrilling decision over Lyoto Machida, and then stopped Vitor Belfort in the 1st round of the UFC 187 co-main event in May. His rise to prominence and early domination of the middleweight division has him high up the P4P ranks, standing only behind Jose Aldo in the UFC's official list.

Rockhold (14-2) debuted in the UFC two years ago and suffered a devastating 1st round KO loss to Vitor Belfort, but has since rattled off four straight victories, including three wins by submission. The Californian sports wins over Tim Boetsch, Costas Philippou, Michael Bisping, and most recently a thorough domination of Lyoto Machida in the UFC on FOX 15 main event.

UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor originates from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on December 12th. The night's main card will air on pay-per-view, and it's already shaping up to be a fantastic event ... provided we can make it through these next few months without any alterations to the lineup.

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