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UFC on ESPN+ 32: Chris Weidman returns to middleweight against Omari Akhmedov

Can Weidman return to form Saturday night?

Chris Weidman returns to the middleweight division this Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 32.

Weidman (14-5-0), 36, the former middleweight champion who tried to make the jump to light heavyweight, losing to Dominick Reyes, will face Omari Akhmedov (20-4-1), 32, who enters the contest unbeaten in his last six fights (5-0-1).

Weidman, who has lost five of his last six fights, needs a win badly to stay revelant, but Akhmedov likely has other plans, as this is his biggest and most important bout yet.

UFC on ESPN+ 32 is scheduled for August 8 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Current bouts include:

IRWIN RIVERA (9-5-0) VS. ALI AL QAISI (8-3-0)

YOUSSEF ZALAL (9-2-0) VS. PETER BARRETT (11-3-0)

GAVIN TUCKER (11-1-0) VS. JUSTIN JAYNES (16-4-0)

ANDREW SANCHEZ (11-5-0) VS. WELLINGTON TURMAN (16-3-0)

NASRAT HAQPARAST (11-3-0) VS. ALEXANDER MUNOZ(6-0-0)

TIM MEANS (29-12-1, 1NC) VS. LAUREANO STAROPOLI (9-2-0)

BENEIL DARIUSH (18-4-1) VS.  SCOTT HOLTZMAN (14-3-0)

YANA KUNITSKAYA (12-5-0, 1NC) VS. JULIJA STOLIARENKO (9-3-2)

DARREN STEWART (11-5-0, 1NC) VS. MAKI PITOLO (13-5-0)

CHRIS WEIDMAN (14-5-0) VS. OMARI AKHMEDOV (20-4-1)

DERRICK LEWIS (23-7-0, 1NC) VS. ALEKSEI OLEINIK (59-13-1)

@kenaiandrews UFC on ESPN+ 32: Chris Weidman returns to middleweight against Omari Akhmedov

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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