Vitor Belfort suffers shoulder injury; title fight with Silva off


One of the most expected fights of 2010 will not happen anymore. The title fight between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort, set to UFC 112 main event, will possibly be cancelled, as learned from close sources that the challenger is injured and won’t be able to recover in time.

Jayme Sandall, Karate trained of the challenger, revealed to that Belfort had a shoulder injury, but he doesn’t know how bad it is. “He was training but not using the arm for a long time because of the injury, he said he’d stop for a while. He said he’d have it scanned to know how bad it is, but I don’t talk with him for 15 days and I don’t know about the results”, said. tried to reach Belfort and his manager, Fabiano Farah, but had no success. We called Anderson Silva, who claimed he had no information about the injured. “Nobody told me anything about it. I’m training normally to this fight”, the champion said.

In case this news confirms, it’ll be the second time that the UFC is forced to postpone the battle, which was set to the UFC 108 event in January 2, but Silva had to cancel the fight due to an elbow surgery. Stay tuned on or more news.

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s plans for a spectacular debut in the Middle East took a hit on Thursday when an injured shoulder forced Vitor Belfort to withdraw from his middleweight title fight with champion Anderson Silva at UFC 112 on April 10 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the news in a text message to Yahoo! Sports on Thursday. White said Silva would remain on the card, but did not say who he would fight or whether it would be a championship fight.

-Kevin Iole

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Bobby Lupo site profile image  

2/12/10 8:46 AM by Bobby Lupo

 Sakara is the obvious answer. He beat Leites, the last man to challenge for the title.

MJD site profile image  

2/12/10 5:21 AM by MJD


Attdude site profile image  

2/12/10 1:38 AM by Attdude


Eddie86 site profile image  

2/11/10 11:13 PM by Eddie86

At least Sonnon gets his shot.

Ronin 7 site profile image  

2/11/10 9:20 PM by Ronin 7

Come on, really. I was totally looking forward to this fight. Who else will fill in for Vitor if he can't go? Or I should say, worth watching Silva fight at 185.

caliguy0906 site profile image  

2/11/10 7:48 PM by caliguy0906

thi sucks, was really looking forward to this fight....what now? Leben, Cote or frankilin are NOT worthy opponents...Ed Soares needs to shut his trap and stop trying to hand pick fights for Anderson. Fuck it, put sexy yama in there with the spider

ShaqNoob site profile image  

2/11/10 7:44 PM by ShaqNoob confirmed

Lion Of Zion site profile image  

2/11/10 7:39 PM by Lion Of Zion

Let's just have the Okami /Silva rematch already.

DukeIsh site profile image  

2/11/10 6:54 PM by DukeIsh

I wasn't 'questioning' Tatame, for the record. I just don't know anything about them.


2/11/10 6:49 PM by K-Dub-"T"

lol... thanks for the laugh.