First reported earlier today by Brazil’s news site Folha, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson will be taking on Vitor Belfort at UFC 142. The bout is set to take place in Brazil, on January 14th, 2012.
MMA Junkie later confirmed that the fight was indeed scheduled, and UFC officials have announced that agreements are in place. It is expected to be part of the pay-per-view, main card portion of the event.
Sources close to the event also told MMA Junkie that UFC 142 will most likely be held at Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena, where UFC 134 was also held this past August.