Vitor Belfort has been very active on Twitter these past couple of months. First, after Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to win the middleweight crown, Belfort wanted to put his name in the mix to challenge for the title.
Then, after Chael Sonnen defeated Shogun Rua in devastating fashion, he challenged Sonnen to a bout. Now, it seems like an opponent has been lined up for him in Brazil, and that man is Dan Henderson. Ariel Helwani confirmed the bout via Twitter:
Dana White confirmed to me that they plan is to do Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson 2 Nov. 9 in Brazil. #ufctonight
If this bout is indeed booked, it will be in interesting rematch. In the first fight, which took place under the Pride banner, Henderson was able to get a unanimous decision win. Since that fight, both fighters have improved their skills, but have seen mixed results inside the UFC.
Henderson’s latest performances were losses to Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans. However, they were very close fights, and Henderson was never dominated at any point in those losses. He would look to get back to his winning ways against Belfort, which would be a huge win for him as Belfort has looked unstoppable as of late.
Belfort’s most recent victories were over Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold — both of which ended with dramatic head kicks.
One of the most interesting things about this bout is what weight it’s going to be held at — middleweight or light heavyweight? A middleweight bout makes the most sense, as it would give the winner a chance to solidify their status as being a viable middleweight contender.