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Chris Weidman – Yoel Romero Reportedly Latest Bout Added to UFC 205

Kelsey Mowatt

Chris Weidman

UFC 205 has reportedly received its first fighter from New York State, as according to a report fromĀ MMA Junkie, Chris Weidman is going to face Yoel Romero at the November 12th card.

The report says sources close to the situation have informed the outlet that the fight is a done deal. The UFC, however, hasn’t officially announced anything yet.

Weidman (13-1) will be looking to get back on track, as the New York fighter hasn’t fought since last December, when he lost the middleweight title to Luke Rockhold. The “All-American” was supposed to rematch Rockhold in June, but went down with a neck injury.

Romero (11-1) has also been sidelined throughout 2016, as following his win over “Jacare” Souza, the Cuban fighter was flagged by USADA. But, Romero received a reduced suspension, after it was proven that a supplement he was taking was behind the banned substance flag.

So, that’s a huge fight at 185, and a great addition to UFC 205, which will go down at Madison Square Garden. Whoever wins will have a very, very strong case to fight the winner of the October 8th bout between champion Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson. Of course, this also depends on what goes down in the November 27th scrap behind Rockhold and Souza, who are also in the title shot mix.

Recently it was reported that Donald Cerrone is expected to fight Kelvin Gasteulm at the event.


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