Jan 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Chris Weidman of the UFC attends the Madden Bowl XX Red Carpet event at the USS Intrepid Mandatory. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort set for UFC 173

There has been plenty of speculation about when and where UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will have his next title defense. Now, we know the date. Weidman is set to take on Brazilian contender Vitor Belfort in the main event of UFC 173 on May 24.

UFC 173 will take place is Las Vegas. ESPN was the first to report the news.

Weidman was hoping to defend his title on either Memorial Day Weekend or Fourth of July weekend, but he preferred fighting on Memorial Day weekend in order to spend a normal summer with his family.

He got his wish.

The biggest question that now remains is whether or not Belfort will receive a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy for the bout. The Nevada State Athletic Commission will have a very difficult and interesting decision on their hands.

You can watch video of Weidman discussing his upcoming bout against Vitor below, via ESPN.com:

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