The news comes courtesy of Belfort’s manager in a recent report at MMAJunkie.com, who stated that the two will face off during UFC 112.
Th event is expected to take place on April 10 from the United Arab Emirate based city that the UFC has recently aligned itself with through it’s recent partnership with Flash Entertainment.
Silva will be gunning for his eleventh consecutive victory since his arrival in the UFC and sixth title defense at 185 pounds, while Belfort will be coming off of a series of five consecutive wins, with a trio of knockouts in his last three over the likes of Terry Martin, Matt Lindland and Rich Franklin.
A full list of the bouts expected for UFC 112 at this point are listed below:
Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort (middleweight championship)
B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar (lightweight championship)
Renzo Gracie vs. Matt Hughes
Kendall Grove vs. TBA