It has been the talk at office water heaters for months now that the primary occasion for March’s UFC 197 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil could be a rematch between Brazilian middleweights Anderson”The Spider” Silva and”The Phenom” Vitor Belfort. Their first bout happened at UFC 126 almost five years back, in which Silva succesfully defended his UFC middleweight title with a front-kick knockout of Belfort, finally recording arguably the most used highlight in UFC history. The news of this rematch will get fight fans giddy with enthusiasm. So much so that it will become easy to block out their current legal troubles. Silva last saw action 10 weeks ago, where he defeated Nick Diaz via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards. The consequence of the five round main event bout was later turned into a No Competition, if the former UFC middleweight winner tested positive for having drostanolone and androsterone in his or her system. Having served his suspension”The Spider” is ready to make his return to the Octagon and saying is he’s found himself a struggle. This rematch would come after a rubbermatch for Belfort, who’s coming from a first round knockout of Dan Henderson, which happened only weeks back at UFC Fight Night 77 at Brazil. It was an impressive way for”The Phenom” to go back to the win column after a failed bid in present winner Chris Weidman and his gold, and also another remarkable victory over”The Spider” in this rematch, he could certainly make a case to get a rematch with the winner of UFC 194’s Weidman vs Rockhold. The rumored UFC 197 main event is widely talked about, mostly in part because of UFC President Dana White admitting that Silva vs Belfort II is indeed the next fight he wishes to book to both veteran 185-pounders. The night’s co-headliner was supposed to be a middleweight match-up involving Lyoto Machida and Michael Bisping, but that has been demonstrated not to be the situation whenever the Michael Bisping vs Gegard Mousasi match-up was announced earlier this week. The two will go to war in the main event for February’s UFC Fight Night 83 at Bisping’s backyard of London. Brazilian fighters That Are not currently booked for battles we could see on the UFC 197 battle card are Thomas de Almeida, Glover Teixeira, Iuri Alcantara, Thales Leites, Rani Yahya, Alan Patrick, Kevin Souza, Leandro Silva, Hacran Dias, John Lineker, Valmir Lazaro, Michel Prazeres, Erick Silva, Bigfoot Silva, Thiago Tavares, Godofredo Pepey, Roan Carneiro, Pedro Munhoz and Thiago Alves.
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