Fabiano Farah, Belfort’s manager, confirmed that UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi will be the stage for Belfort’s title shot against the UFC middleweight champ Anderson “The Spider” Silva. The title defence originally was scheduled for UFC 108 on Jan. 2, but was postponed when Silva suffered complications from elbow surgery and was unable to train for the fight.
However, Silva has been back in heavy training and is really looking forward to getting back in the cage to face off with former training partner Vitor Belfort.
The UFC 112 card is really looking to be one of the most loaded cards in a long time. Check out the speculated bouts below so far for the Abu Dhabi UFC debut:
- Champ Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort (for middleweight title)*
- Champ B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar (for lightweight title)*
- Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie*
- Kendall Grove vs. TBA*