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Dan Henderson-Vitor Belfort rematch rumored for November event

Dan Henderson-Vitor Belfort rematch rumored for November event

Though UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort might have publicly lobbied for a crack at Chael Sonnen, it looks like “The Phenom” is actually likely to face a different man with Team Quest ties in the form of Dan Henderson. The two met once before in PRIDE with Henderson picking up a decision win.

A UFC Tonight reported confirmed the clash was being targeted for a Brazilian card believed to be taking place on November 9. The weight-class involved is up in the air but light heavyweight seems probable given Belfort’s recent statements about avoiding conflict at 185 pounds before a title-shot is thrown his way. Both Henderson and Belfort have verbally agreed to the tilt.

Henderson is on a two-fight losing streak, suffering Split Decision stumbles against Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans respectively. He is 29-10 in his storied career including past success against Mauricio Rua, Wanderlei Silva, and Fedor Emelianenko.

The heavy-handed Belfort holds an overall record of 23-10 with sixteen strike-based stoppages. Among his biggest finishes are those over Michael Bisping and Rich Franklin.

  • MickeyC says:

    I do not care about the history between them or the weight class. Passing up offer after offer to Fight a guy with 2 losses is no way to prove you deserve any type of title shot. Has ANYONE come out and said he will get the anderson/chris winner? Or is he assuming? Cause Ive seen deserving fighters passed up before.

  • Venom-MMA says:

    Exactly that Mikey, just because of the way Vitor has handled himself, I hope Dan beats him again. Dana has never said Vitor gets a rematch and if Silva wins…he’s already said he won’t fight Belfort again.


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