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Old 07-25-2012, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Belfort vs Belcher agree, Ufc 153 Brazil

confirmed from twitter call-outs and now a reliable newsource,

With Bisping/Stann on Ufc 152, and Le/Franklin pencilled in for headliner in Macau,

This leaves Weidman for Silva or Boetsch,

Silva will not be fighting in Brazil unless its a Stadium show, Aldo was already announced as the headliner, and the Brazil card is in the HSBC arena again..


"UFC president Dana White recently teased a few upcoming big fights in the middleweight division, and now the first of those matchups is on the schedule.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with sources close to the two fighters that Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Alan Belcher (18-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet on the main card of this fall's UFC 153 event.

Additionally, Belfort late Tuesday took to his Twitter account to call out Belcher for UFC 153, then said in his native Portugese that the matchup was one UFC president Dana White wanted.

Featuring a featherweight title fight between current champion Jose Aldo and challenger Erik Koch, "UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch" takes place Oct. 13 at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena.

Belcher was briefly linked to a possible fight with Michael Bisping after the two took turns issuing challenges to each other in the media. However, Bisping was eventually booked to meet Brian Stann, and Belcher was left waiting for another top 185-pounder.

"The Talent" in May notched a TKO win over submission specialist Rousimar Palhares, which built on another first-round stoppage of veteran Jason MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 25. Prior to that, he was forced to take 16 months off as a career-threatening eye injury (detached retina) healed. The injury slowed Belcher's rise up the middleweight ranks, but he is currently 6-1 in his past seven fights in the octagon.

Meanwhile, Belfort was rumored to potentially fight opposing "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" coach Wanderlei Silva, and UFC managing director of international development Marshall Zelaznik even admitted that fight was "something we're working toward" even after Silva was defeated by Rich Franklin (who replaced an injured Belfort) at UFC 147.

Belfort, however, earlier in the day Tuesday went on Twitter to ask for a fight with Chris Weidman. Weidman, who recently knocked out Mark Munoz, believes he should get the next shot at middleweight champ Anderson Silva.

Instead, Belfort now will face Belcher in a fight that is expected to have real impact on the 185-pound title picture.

"The Phenom" is 7-1 in his past eight overall contests. The lone loss in that stretch is a February 2011 loss to current champ Silva, and Belfort has openly lobbied for a rematch of the first-round defeat."


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Old 07-25-2012, 12:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Belcher better beat that ass and get his title shot!!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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...This is it. Belcher's biggest fight ever. A chance to make some waves if he beats Vitor. I feel Belcher's stand-up is solid but not at the level of a Belfort. Akiyama really lit Belcher up with some stiff shots when they fought. If Vitor lands any stiff shots, expect more immediately and a good chance of a quick finish. I think Belcher is a fight or two away from contender status. If he finishes Belfort that will be his biggest victory yet, by far. I just think when Vitor puts his hands together, he's still very deadly. Belcher has great legkicks. He needs to get them off early, circle to his left and not get caught. I think Vitor's hands and experience will be the winning factor. Belfort still has a nasty straight left...
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Wow. Big chance for Belcher.

Unfortunately for him I don't think he matches up well with Vitor and I don't think he can take Vitor down at will.
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Damn I wanted Belcher to beat Weidman for the title shot. Weidman will beat down Boetsch easily. Vitor might win against Belcher then what. I actually want to see how Belcher fares against the kingpin!

Tough fight though. It's been a very long while since Belcher has been TKOed.
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Of the 4, Personally, I think Belcher, has the best chance of beating AS. Someone else might beat him, or for whatever reason he may not get the next shot. But when he does, I am betting the house on Belcher.

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Love the idea of this fight.

Gotta go with Belcher Via TKO.
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Of the 4, Personally, I think Belcher, has the best chance of beating AS. Someone else might beat him, or for whatever reason he may not get the next shot. But when he does, I am betting the house on Belcher.

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I can see why.
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belfort ftw. then watch as boetsch upsets weidman and then everyone will once again realise that the most relevant fight for anderson silva is jones, followed by gsp
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... everyone will once again realise that the most relevant fight for anderson silva is jones, followed by gsp
Relevant? To the circus maybe.

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