Over the last week there’s been mixed messages about when exactly Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort’s middleweight title fight is set to take place.
Late last week Belfort’s manager claimed it would be at UFC 126 in Late January, while a day later Belfort himself said it would be at UFC 127 on Super Bowl Weekend, February 5th.
So what’s going on?
It seems that MMAjunkie may have the answer. According to them the UFC had at one stage been planning to hold UFC 126 in late January and UFC 127 in early February, but have now decided against it.
Instead the Super Bowl Weekend on February 5th will now be known as UFC 126 and will be headlined by Anderson Silva Vs Vitor Belfort.
If the promotion has indeed decided to consolidate the two events into one then that may mean that the stacked card that had been suggested for the show may still be a possibility. Here’s a list of the other bouts that have been rumored recently for it:
- Anderson Silva Vs Vitor Belfort
- Forrest Griffin Vs Rich Franklin
- Ryan Bader Vs Jon Jones
- Kenny Florian Vs Evan Dunham
If this does hold up then I actually quite like the idea. It’d have been nice to have two events in close succession to look forward to, but it’s been a while since the UFC really stacked one show from top to bottom like this and so it would be a must-see event.