Gian Villante, a training partner of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, will take on Cody Donovan at UFC 167 on November 16. Villante got the call to take the fight on short notice after Robert Drysdale, Donovan's original opponent, learned that the Nevada Athletic Commission had concerns about the results of his pre-fight drug test and granting him a license to compete at the November 16 event.
Zuffa Statement on UFC 167
October 29, 2013
Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, released the following statement regarding UFC 167: