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Dana White: Belfort Will Fight Silva For Middleweight Title, Winner of ‘Marquardt vs Okami’ Are Next

After receiving word earlier this morning that Yushin Okami would be facing Nate Marquardt as part of the UFC 122 main event, rumors hinted that Vitor Belfort was injured and would return at a later date.  In reality, the UFC has decided to change things up a bit after Sonnen tested positive for steroids.

UFC President Dana White has confirmed that Belfort will be fighting Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva for the middleweight championship.  The winner of Marquardt vs Okami at UFC 122 will be next in line for a title shot.

From Dana White via his Twitter account:

“Vitor (Belfort) is not injured. He is going to fight Anderson (Silva) for the title and the winner of [Nate]Marquardt and [Yushin] Okami are next.”


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