Jon Jones, Chris Weidman return on same loaded May 23 UFC card
By: Lance Pugmire, LA Times
"Jon Jones will return from his positive test for cocaine and make the ninth defense of his Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight belt in the main event of a loaded May 23 card at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the organization announced.
"Jones (21-1) will fight Anthony Johnson, who surprised Alexander Gustafsson with a first-round knockout last month in Stockholm.
"Additionally, unbeaten middleweight champion Chris Weidman (12-0) will make his delayed defense against veteran former champion Vitor Belfort.
"Weidman required surgery on both knees following his July 2014, unanimous-decision victory over Lyoto Machida, then suffered a rib injury last month to scrap a scheduled Feb. 28 main-event fight at Staples Center against Belfort.
"Belfort (24-10) was a UFC champion in 1997 and claimed a 2012 first-round submission victory over Johnson. He’s been beaten in recent title shots, first, in 2011, by a highlight-reel kick to the face by then-middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
"Then, in 2012, Jones beat Belfort by fourth-round submission."
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