Belfort vs. Silva likely UFC 127 on Super Bowl weekend

source: mmajunkie.com
 

Vitor Belfort today put out the word via Twitter account that he's likely to meet Silva on the eve of football's biggest day. It's the third occasion Belfort has been targeted to fight the champ after two potential bookings were scratched due to injury.

Although not officially announced, the event is expected to take place Feb. 5 in Las Vegas, likely as UFC 127.

MMAjunkie.com first reported the Silva vs. Belfort bout earlier this month. However, though initially planned for UFC 125 on Jan. 1, MMAjunkie.com learned Silva wanted a later date for further recovery for his injured ribs.

Belfort is riding a five-fight win streak, and in his most recent bout at UFC 103, he returned to the UFC for the first time in four years and scored a first-round knockout of Rich Franklin in a 195-pound catchweight bout. Silva, meanwhile, moved to 12-0 in the organization and made his record seventh straight successful UFC title defense with the August win over Sonnen.

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reddsharkk site profile image  

10/1/10 4:16 AM by reddsharkk

In the next few months, it will switch to Silva vs TBA(marquardt?)You know belfort will not make it through camp. I'm gonna take elbow in the belfort injury lotto

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10/1/10 4:12 AM by suioryu

lol

EatonBeever site profile image  

10/1/10 1:36 AM by EatonBeever

     PLUS        EQUALS 

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10/1/10 1:36 AM by EatonBeever

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supersaiyan site profile image  

9/30/10 11:45 PM by supersaiyan

bout damn time

OmegaPoon site profile image  

9/30/10 11:43 PM by OmegaPoon

 holy fuck yes, i was planning on going to vegas in feb anyway, now it's settled.

DoctorVanNostran site profile image  

9/30/10 10:40 PM by DoctorVanNostran

if maynard vs frank is the 125 main event, it should be called "naptime"

The Dole Guy site profile image  

9/30/10 10:11 PM by The Dole Guy

And people complain about how bad last years new years card turned out with Rashad vs Thiago.

MillhouseMMA site profile image  

9/30/10 9:59 PM by MillhouseMMA

Looks like Edgar/Maynard is the main event at 125...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA