UFC 108: Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort

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Dana White told the LA Times

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White told The Times his organization has struck verbal deals for Anderson Silva to defend his middleweight championship against Vitor Belfort on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas.

Fresh off his win dominate win over Rich Franklin at UFC 103, Vitor Belfort will get his chance at the UFC middleweight belt after just one fight into his UFC comeback.

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  1. you know what i just realized that Vitor is probably the 2nd best striker/boxer in MMA right behind Anderson Silva. So this could be a good fight. But Silva knos how to dodge every punch from even the best strikers and he can take a great punch as well. Rich franklin hit him with some good punches and Silva just took them. Also Silva is very defensive and knows when somebody is gonna throw a kick or punch at him.

  2. why does vitor look so good and fast because he beat Matt Lindland (wrestler, Non striker) and Terry Martin (a nobody and not even top 20) When Vitor faces a real opponent he does not look that good. you guys agree right? Silva will expose him

  3. Vitor is a great striker, but Anderson is an amazing striker. Anderson by tko round 1, although I believe Vitor might actually get a couple good exchanges with Silva. This is probably the best match with Anderson for the fans since the Henderson fight, and by that I mean somebody who actually has a chance.

    Yes I know Lutter had mount, but his cardio stinks, so he is invalid.

  4. Jay I agree with ya, this will probably end up like Chuck-Rampage IMO. P.S. everybody, I'm a Chuck fan but he's not a great striker, KO'ing a bunch of wrestlers and then winning a decision over a Wanderlei that is a shadow of his former self, and then losing the rest of his fights against strikers can't be a coincidence.

  5. Thiago silva vs Rashad…. meh. much rather see Hendo vs Rashad (more like Ramp vs Rashad)

    also, Vitor only looks good against nobodies?

    yeah thats why he beat Rich Franklin in less time than Silva… in one bout.

    do i think Silva will win? yes. do i want him to? hell no.

    hope Belfort puts an end to Silva's "glittering" boxing career.

  6. dane drebin says:

    When vitor faces a top opponent? LOL pretty sure he just dominated franklin way more then anderson ever did in both of his fights. first fists thrown and franklins waking up not rememebering anything at the post fight confrence.

    i think anderson will be the favorite against anyone he fights right now but seriously give vitor his credit he has faught everyone put in front of him lately and he's done away with them in record time.

    Anderson always starts out slow and feels it out for a round and if he does that with vitor he's gunna get exploded on and done away with before he even knows he's in a fight.

    silva better have his elbow 100 percent and not being cocky like he usually is because vitors a different kind of fighter than he's been facing as of late.

    YA UR RIGHT HENDERSON TOTALLY BEAT BELFORT RIGHT AROUND THE TIME WHEN VITORS SISTER WAS BEING HELD FOR RANDSOM AND ANDERSON SILVA WAS BEING SUBBED BY A JAPANESE MIDGET'S FLYING SCISSOR HEEL HOOK… LOL… DID GSP, MACHIDA, OR FEDOR EVER GET SUBBED IN THEIR CAREERS BY NOBODIES IN PRIDE? BUT LETS JUST FORGET ABOUT THAT PERIOD IN HISTORY FOR ALL THE ANDERSON NUTHUGGERS SAKES.

    the truth of it all is that STYLES MAKE FIGHTS and ya henderson beat belfort but its because he used his wrestling. Anderson is not gunna look for a takedown and even if he did he DOESNT HAVE ANY WRESTLING TO TAKE BELFORT DOWN, and its obvious to everyone that its gunna be a standup fight the entire time.

    People hold anderson so highly above everyone because he's awesome right now but he does have holes in his game. GSP, Machida, and fedor are all way more rounded and have no giant hole sin theri game. Andersons hole will always be wrestlign ans someday someones going to expose it. Belfort hasnt been so much as rocked in a long long time and FOR THAT REASON… THIS FIGHT IS GUNNA BE SICK AND I CANT WAIT TO SEE IT.

    thank u vitor for saving us from hendo and nate getting their ass beat again just like rich franklin.

    I called vitor to Ko franklin 1st round and im going to call Belfort vs Silva as one of the best striking fights of the year right now. Everyone comlaining about this fight is gunna pretend like they never did after this fight goes down mark my words.

  7. Silva get exploded on??? yeah he takes his time, and when Vitor gets careless and explosive Silva will Block and dodge all of his punches wait for the right time and kill Vitor. Thats what Silva Wants somebody to explode he loves that. Dane we are maring your words for this to be a great fight. We expected the same from your boy Forrest also.

  8. wrestling a hole in his game? thats Irrelevent because when the fight goes to the ground BJJ kicks in you know.

    did you not see that reversal Silva did on Marquart who himself is a god wrestler and Hendo a great wrestler had his chance and just laid there covering up silva's mouth and throwing elbows.

  9. and for the silva heel hook submission..he got caught by a beautiful techincal submission..no shame…thats the past and in the present silva is undefeated in the biggest talent fuelled mma organization in the world..enough said.

  10. Well I half to say my wife called this one about 7 months ago ,she said , eventally Dana would sign Vitor to come over to take the belt from Anderson.Looks like she might be right! I know Dana is glad Pride shut down so he could get some real competion. I just hope they all dont leave and go in the movie buisness HA HA HA!

  11. hall…you "half to say?" hahahahaha. wow, you must write for Cage Today with your spelling. It's "I have to say"…because it's something you HAVE to say. Half to say would be not saying the whole thing, just half of it. hahaha.

    Oh, and by the way, Pride didn't shut down. Zuffa bought it, so of course Dana is happy with the decision he made to buy it. hahaha.

    Wow….stupidest person on the Net….found.

  12. JOE YOU SAID IT RIGHT DANA IS HAPPY WITH THAT DECISION BUT PRIDE STILL SHUT DOWN YOU DUMB BITCH!! LOOK AT ALL THE GREAT FIGHTERS THAT DANA HAD TO GO GET FROM PRIDE AND LOOK HOW GOOD THEY ARE.GREAT FIGHTERS DONT JUST COME FROM THE UFC THEY COME FROM EVERYWHERE MOSTLY BRAZIL AND RUSSIA. I CANT HELP I DONT KNOW HOW TO SPELL I WASNT BORN SPOON FED LIKE YOU JOE SHIT! HAHAHA!

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