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guycanada 02-13-2013 10:19 AM

Belfort vs Rockhold headline Jaragua do sol, Brazil, May 18
The Ufc is going back to May, with the date targeted as May 4th,

Belfort Vs Rockhold will be the headliner,

look for Maia to surface on this card as well..

"LONDON Final Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) and fellow UFC contender Vitor Belfort (22-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) will headline a major UFC event in Brazil.

UFC President Dana White today confirmed the plans while in London.

A date and venue have not been determined for the fight, White said, though the event is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2013.

The fight is likely to determine a No. 1 contender.

Rockhold, who's been nursing a shoulder injury, hasn't fought since July, when he successfully defended his Strikeforce belt with a unanimous-decision victory over Tim Kennedy. It was his second title defense (he also knocked out Keith Jardine) following his September 2011 title win over Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter, who campaigned for the Belfort fight in recent weeks, now owns a nine-fight win streak with seven stoppages.

Belfort, meanwhile, most recently scored a TKO victory over Michael Bisping in the headliner of UFC on FX 7 in January. The victory, which moved Belfort to 3-1 in his past four fights, actually spoiled Bisping's promised title shot. After the fight, though, Belfort campaigned for a rematch with light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who submitted the Brazilian in September, rather than middleweight champ Anderson Silva, who knocked him out in 2011. However, he'll remain in the 185-pound division for now.

Belfort was granted use of testosterone-replacement therapy for the January bout, but he didn't fail a post-fight drug test, as was widely rumored. With no lingering injuries from the Bisping fight, he'll face a fairly quick turnaround time for the Rockhold meeting."

LL 02-13-2013 10:33 AM

Sweet dreams Rockhold.

Vitor by murder.

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Canadian Psycho 02-13-2013 10:34 AM

They really ought to have given Weidman the Belfort fight and had Rockhold square off against Anderson. But I'm excited for both fights either way. I think Vitor will smoke Rockhold and get his long awaited rematch with Anderson.

TRT Vitor is coming for vengeance.

Hammerlock2.0 02-13-2013 10:36 AM

Vitor is going to knock Rockhold out with the help of Jesus (and testosterone).

LL 02-13-2013 10:37 AM

And he will deliver another amazing post fight interview.


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OrionTC 02-13-2013 12:12 PM

vitor by KO followed by "im the champion of champions champions not him champion give me the shot, im the champion"

Bknmax 02-13-2013 12:20 PM

Awesome match up,going to go with Luke on this one even though Vitor is in Brazil i got Luke tko Round 3.

UKMMAGURU 02-13-2013 01:04 PM

Vitor via TRT, and fast, Rockhold hugely out of his depth here.

HitOrGetHit 02-13-2013 01:31 PM

Nighty night Rockhold.

joshua7789 02-13-2013 01:38 PM

Oh Luke, we barely knew ye...

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