Vitor Belfort an MMA Legend was originally expected to square off against Uriah Hall in tonight’s co-main event at UFC Fight Night 124 at St. Louis, but unfortunately, Hall was hospitalized in the midst of his weight cut difficulties, which of course meant that Belfort’s retirement fight was put on hold.
It didn’t take long for the UFC to find Brazilian Vitor Belfort another fight.
As per reports from Combate, Belfort will face former middleweight champ Michael Bisping when the UFC touches down in London on March 17.
I want Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort now. One last fight for both fighters. Perfect for UFC London. pic.twitter.com/B00SVzaJfc
— Christoffersen MMA (@BestMMAnews) January 13, 2018
Bisping said previously; he wanted to have his last fight on the UFC London card.
Michael Bisping has lost two fights straight in a row. He dropped the 185-pound title at UFC 217 to Georges St-Pierre via third-round submission back in November and three weeks later, failed to Kelvin Gastelum on short notice via the first-round knockout.
Belfort infamously finished Michael Bisping in the second round of their 2013 fight, and it was a head kick in that contest which led to Bisping’s detached retina.
The opponents get to settle their differences in what will be the final fight for both. Bisping gets the chance to claim retaliation in his native land. And Belfort will get the opportunity to bow out by going 2-0 against one of his toughest foe.
It is unknown yet if this reported Belfort vs. Bisping rematch will headline the UFC’s return to London. Other featured fights of UFC London card include a light heavyweight rematch between Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz and a lightweight bout between Kajan Johnson and Rustam Khabilov.
It would be a fight with history and one that both fighters would no doubt be eager to take on
UFC Fight Night 127 takes place on March 17 at O2 Arena.
Are you guys excited to see this rematch between two rivals? Who will come out victorious between Belfort and Bisping?