UFC 126 features a middleweight title scrap between champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort. The Brazilians will do battle inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 5th.
Belfort earned his top contender status by slapping former champ Rich Franklin senseless in a 195-pound catchweight bout at UFC 103. He has never competed at middleweight inside the Octagon.
Following his miraculous come-from-behind victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117, Silva revealed he had severely injured his ribs just six days before showtime. He’s been on the mend ever since the August bout.
A light heavyweight bout between Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin will co-headline the pay-per-view broadcast. Up-and-comers Jon Jones and Ryan Bader will play third fiddle in the star-studded extravaganza.
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