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Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson II Targeted for Nov. 9

The UFC is targeting a rematch between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson (pictured) for a November 9 card in Brazil.  Both fighters have verbally agreed, but contracts and fight agreements have yet to be confirmed.


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

It was announced on “UFC Tonight” Tuesday night that the UFC is targeting a bout between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson.  The fight, which has been targeted for a to-be-named card in Brazil on November 9, will be a rematch between the two.  They first met at PRIDE 32 in 2006, where Henderson won a unanimous decision.

Belfort has been waiting for an opponent since his second consecutive KO win over top middleweight contenders, Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold.  He announced that, unless he fought next for the middleweight title, he would only fight at light heavyweight or at a catch-weight.  Through his wife and manager, he asked for either Chael Sonnen or Dan Henderson.

Of course, Belfort’s plans were somewhat derailed when Chris Weidman upset former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, at UFC 168.  The two were immediately scheduled for a rematch, putting Belfort in a position to wait a considerable amount of time for his shot at UFC gold.

Henderson, 42, was only recently set to face Jon Jones for Jones’ light heavyweight title.  In the days leading up to the fight, however, an injury forced the California wrestler to pull out the fight.  Since returning to action, Henderson has fought and lost two close split decisions, first to Lyoto Machida, and most recently to Rashad Evans.

The November 9 card, which has yet to be announced, will take place in Brazil.  It will likely serve as UFC Fight Night 31.


0 Responses to “Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson II Targeted for Nov. 9”

  1. squid says:

    another damn good fight i cant wait to see

  2. Again.. says:

    GOOD FIGHT! Love both guys tho! Have a feeling Belfort’s gonna pull the win because of speed. Also he’s much younger!

  3. KIDD433 says:

    Respect to both of these warriors,may the best man win.

  4. 757 says:

    Now that’s a good fight. That’s the kind of opponent they both need…….Hey Gargoyle your comment on another blog was why wasn’t Vitor accepting Machida. I told you there was no value in fighting Machida because he needed a bigger name ….well he just got one. I don’t care if Miyogi ran away from Hendo for the win. People still love Hendo far more than Mr. Miyogi. That’s a rematch, a big draw and a great fight. Finally something worth a dam to watch.

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      I like this matchup too, Vitor will engage and Hendo will throw the bombs. Should decide a few things with these 2 guys. Still wondering why Belfort wouldn’t take Machida though???!! But Dude why you hating on Struve…that’s a bit out of character or is it a new character trait for you??

  5. GRT 3000 says:

    I hope this fight is in Brazil (for obvious reasons)

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