After a little injury bug action, the roster for Super Bowl XLV’s opening act is once again complete. “UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” will be jumping off February 5th inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, one day prior to the biggest football game of the year.
A middleweight title bout between Vitor Belfort and champion Anderson Siva will headline the star-studded show. Former light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin will stand opposite Rich Franklin in he night’s co-main event.
As expected, a lightweight scrap between former WEC top contender Donald Cerrone and Paul Kelly will complete the 11-bout lineup.
Kelly was scheduled to fight Sam Stout, but the Canadian was forced to pull out with an undisclosed injury.
Here are the fighters slated to participate in the pay-per-view broadcast:
Daniel Roberts vs. Mike Pierce
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Ricardo Romero
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Demetrious Johnson
Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor
Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly
Antonio Banuelos vs. Miguel Torres
Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones
Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
Vitor Belfort vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)