UFC Announces Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort for January 19 Event in Brazil

November 3, 2012 6:57 am by Bryan Levick


This morning the UFC officially announced a bout that has been rumored for some time, a middleweight match-up with Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort as the participants. The two men will occupy the main event slot of the January 19 card scheduled to take place in Brazil.

We do know that the event will not be on pay-per-view, but it still hasn’t been determined whether or not it will be televised on Fuel TV or the FX Network. This will be the UFC’s fifth trip back to Brazil since they held UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro last August.

The card will have a total of 12 fights, the co-main event will feature former Ultimate Fighter finalist C.B. Dolloway against Daniel Sarafain. Brazilian fans are familiar with Sarafain as he made it to the finals of the first TUF Brazil, but was unable to compete because of an injury.

Here are the other proposed bouts:

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell- Heavyweights

Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov- Lightweights

Yuri Alcantara vs. George Roop- Bantamweights

Godofredo Castro vs. Milton Vieira- Featherweights

Diego Nunes vs. Nik Lentz- Featherweights

Ronny Markes vs. Andrew Craig- Middleweights

Edson Barboza vs. Justin Salas- Lightweights

Francisco Trinaldo vs. C.J. Keith- Lightweights

Michael Kuiper vs. Thiago Perpetuo- Middleweights

Wagner Prado vs. Roger Hollett- Light Heavyweights





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