Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will welcome Chris Weidman back to the middleweight division as the former 185-pound champion tangles with division “Joker,” Jack Hermansson, at the upcoming UFC Oklahoma City mixed martial arts (MMA) event on May 2.
That’s according to a report from ESPN.
Weidman (14-5) said goodbye to the weight class that made him famous after getting dropped by Ronaldo Souza at UFC 230 back in late 2018. Unfortunately, his one-and-only fight at light heavyweight resulted in a knockout loss to UFC 247 headliner, Dominick Reyes.
As for Hermansson (20-5), he was perhaps one victory away from securing a middleweight title shot, right up until Jared Cannonier sent him to the canvas at UFC Fight Night 160 last September. The Swede has won four of his last five with three finishes.
UFC Oklahoma City will also feature the rebooked strawweight showdown between Claudia Gadelha and Marina Rodriguez, while Sarah Alpar and Duda Santana hook ‘em up in women’s bantamweight action.