Middleweight top contenders Chris Weidman and Tim Boetsch will go to war on the UFC’s final event of the year on December 29th, UFC 155.
Weidman had been campaigning to get a title shot with Anderson Silva after compiling a perfect 5-0 record in the UFC including a KO win over Mark Munoz back in July, but the Brazilian wasn’t keen on the fight, and it seems that the organization have agreed that he should get at least one more big win under his belt first.
Boetsch has also fought his way into the fringes of the title picture after going four fights unbeaten since making the move down from light-heavyweight, with recent wins over respected opponents in Yushin Okami and Hector Lombard helping to raise his stock.
It’s not clear whether the winner will get a title shot, but it’s certainly a major fight at the top end of the division and will put the winner in a strong position heading into 2013.
Weidman Vs Boetsch will join the main card of the Las Vegas show which will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, while an intriguing 205lb match-up between Chael Sonnen and Forrest Griffin is also currently scheduled.