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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