On Wednesday afternoon, during an segment on Fox Sports’ Garbage Time, UFC President Dana White announced the promotion was targeting the middleweight title fight rematch between reigning UFC champion Luke Rockhold and former champion Chris Weidman for UFC 199 June.

Rockhold (13-2), also the former Strikeforce champion, earned his middleweight crown with a dominant fourth round TKO win over Weidman at UFC 194 in December. In prior to winning UFC gold, the American Kickboxing Academy product walked away with an impressive third round submission victory over Machida at UFC on FOX 16.

This marked Rockhold’s third straight submission win, with his previous two coming against Micahel Bisping and Tim Boetsch. He also scored a TKO over Costas Philippou. He will enter this rematch with 13 career stoppage wins, including eight by way of knockout, and a UFC record of 4-1.

Prior to to losing his belt, Weidman (13-1) defended is title against Vitor Belfort after demolishing the Brazilian with vicious ground and pout and UFC 187. This marked his first appearance in side the cage since he was seen defending his belt with a hard-fought decision win over Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 last July.

The Serra-Longo product also defended his title at UFC 168 against former middleweight champion and pound-for-pound best Anderson Silva, the very man he won the belt from when he shocked the world at UFC 162 in July 2013. He will enter this bout with nine career stoppage victories, including six by way of knockout.

There is currently no date or venue announced for this event but all signs point to UFC 199.

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