UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II to replace Weidman vs. Belfort on Dec. 6, in Vegas

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Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The UFC has confirmed that a hand injury has forced middleweight champion Chris Weidman out of his UFC 181 main event against Vitor belfort.

4_GB72_StampSiteThe event was quick to replace the title bout for another 5-round match for the belt.

Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will make his return from a long hiatus caused by a bicep injury that required surgery.

The opponent will be #1 contender Robbie Lawler, in a much awaited rematch.

They fought first at UFC 171, last May 15, when Hendricks earned his belt after a unanimous decision win.

UFC 181 will have another title fight with lightweight champion Anthony Pettis taking on Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event.

For more info, go to UFC.com

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