Editors Note: Rich Franklin has just stated via his Twitter account that this bout will take place at 195 pounds.
Acknowledging that fans were not satisfied with an announced main event on Sept. 19 at UFC 103 in Dallas between Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson, UFC President Dana White broke the news to the media during a Friday afternoon conference call that Vitor Belfort will be returning to the UFC and will re-debut at UFC 103 vs. Franklin.
Although Belfort has recently expressed his desire to compete at 185 pounds, this bout with Franklin is set to take place in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division.
Franklin is coming off of a hard fought FOTN performance victory over Wanderlei Silva, while Belfort is fresh off of a crushing knockout over Matt Lindland for the now non-existent Affliction fight promotion.
White indicated that Henderson will likely now be the next contender to challenge current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.