Chris Weidman steps in to replace Michael Bisping against Demian MaiaPosted on January 18, 2012, 07:58 AM by Anton Gurevich
Undefeated Middleweight prospect Chris Weidman steps in on short notice to face Demian Maia at UFC on FOX 2 (MMAJunkie.com). Weidman completes the UFC on FOX 2 main card puzzle, after Mark Munoz was forced to pull out of his fight with Chael Sonnen due to an injury. Maia's original opponent, Michael "The Count" Bisping, was brought up as a replacement for Munoz, and will now face Chael Sonnen in the co-main event.
Chris Weidman is currently 7-0 in his promising MMA career, with victories over Octagon veterans Alessio Sakara and Tom Lawlor (Weidman is 3-0 in the UFC). Matt Serra's protege finished 2 of his fights via KO/TKO and 3 via Submission.
If victorious against Maia, Weidman could find himself en route for a shot at the UFC Middleweight title, right behind Vitor Belfort and the winner of Sonnen vs. Silva.
UFC on FOX 2 takes place on January 28, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event is headlined by the #1 Contender bout in the UFC Light Heavyweight division, between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis.