Chris Weidman’s UFC 292 Comeback: Faces Brad Tavares After Recovering from Severe Leg Injury

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is set to make his first Octagon appearance in over two years, as he faces Brad Tavares at UFC 292. Weidman’s return to the ring comes after a gruesome leg injury during his fight with Uriah Hall at UFC 261 on April 24, 2021. The 38-year-old fighter had to undergo multiple surgeries to recover from the broken right fibula and tibia he sustained from a checked low kick.

Weidman’s Road to Recovery

Newsday was the first to report the middleweight booking, highlighting Weidman’s journey back to the Octagon following his injury. The fighter shared X-ray photos from his broken leg and confirmed that his surgery was successful. With a record of just 2-6 within the Las Vegas-based promotion since December 2015, Weidman’s most recent victory was at UFC Fight Night 174, when he outpointed Omari Akhmedov in August 2020.

UFC 292 Event Details

UFC 292 is scheduled to take place on August 19 at TD Garden in Boston. The event is expected to be headlined by a bantamweight title match between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley. In the co-main event, Weili Zhang will defend her strawweight crown against Amanda Lemos.

Brad Tavares’ Recent Performances

Brad Tavares, on the other hand, is coming off back-to-back losses against Bruno Silva and Dricus Du Plessis in UFC competition. The 35-year-old Hawaiian fighter has a 14-8 record since joining the promotion in 2011.

As both fighters prepare for their upcoming match at UFC 292, fans eagerly await to see how Weidman’s recovery and return to the Octagon will impact his performance against Tavares.

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