Weidman announces move to light heavyweight division

Robert Vallejos, MMATorch Managing Editor

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The UFC’s light heavyweight division has received a boost from a former middleweight champion.

On Ariel Helwani’s ESPN Radio, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman announced that his MMA future will take place in the light heavyweight division.

Link to ESPN report

Weidman began his career on a staggering 19-0 run, that included ending the historic middleweight reign of Anderson Silva.

However since losing the title to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 in December 2015, Weidman has gone 1-3, while also suffering multiple injuries.

Weidman’s inclusion in the light heavyweight division will add much need depth to a weight class that recently lost Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa to retirement. Weidman’s former rival Luke Rockhold also recently announced a move to the division.

Video of Weidman’s announcement:

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