The UFC announced that UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman has suffered a hand injury in training and has been forced out of his fight with Vitor Belfort at UFC 181 on December 6th in Las Vegas. The fight will be rescheduled to a later date.
The new main event will feature UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks defending his title against top contender Robbie Lawler. The fight is a rematch to their classic title fight in March, which was narrowly won by Hendricks.
UFC 181 will be co-headlined by the lightweight title bout featuring champion Anthony Pettis defending against top contender Gilbert Melendez. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday.