The current UFC 185-pound champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva will put his title on the line against no. 1 contender Vitor Belfort. Silva has won his last 11 fights including 9 wins in the middleweight division and two as a light heavyweight.
As for Belfort, he has won five consecutive MMA bouts including one victory over Rich Franklin in his UFC return. Immediately after his win over Franklin, Dana White announced an immediate title shot between Belfort and Silva.
The Silva vs. Belfort title bout was orginally scheduled for UFC 108 on January 2nd, but Silva was forced to postpone due to minor elbow surgery. Their UFC middleweight fight has finally been confirmed for UFC 112, which is scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi on April 10th. Belfort’s manager Fabiano Farah told media the exciting news earlier today.
Here’s how the UFC 112 fight card looks so far (fight card subject to change):
- Champion Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort (for middleweight title)
- Champion B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar (for lightweight title)
- Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie
- Kendall Grove vs. TBA