Chris Weidman’s light heavyweight debut could be upon us soon.

The former middleweight champion recently announced he’d be making the move up to 205 following a run of four losses in his last five fights. And according to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, a fight with Dominick Reyes is in the works for October 19 in Boston. He adds that nothing is finalized yet, however, as there are a couple of hurdles remaining before booking it.

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Reyes, who is undefeated, has a claim to be the next challenger for Jon Jones, who Helwani adds wants to return on December 14 for the UFC end-of-year pay-per-view. However, given the latest developments, there are new pending legal issues to deal with. In addition, Corey Anderson seems to be in the running, but it’s still all in the preliminary phase.

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For his part, “The Devastator” is fine with having to go through Weidman to prove he should face Jones next:

Does Weidman vs. Reyes excite you? Who takes it?

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