It’s been the talk at office water heaters for weeks now that the primary event for March’s UFC 197 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil may be a rematch between Brazilian middleweights Anderson”The Spider” Silva and”The Phenom” Vitor Belfort. Their very first bout took place at UFC 126 nearly five decades back, where 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 the rematch gets struggle fans giddy with excitement. So much so that it becomes easy to block their recent legal issues. Silva last saw activity 10 weeks ago, where he defeated Nick Diaz via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards. The consequence of this five circular main event bout was later turned into a No Competition, when the former UFC middleweight winner tested positive for having drostanolone and androsterone within his system. Having served his suspension”The Spider” is ready to make his return to the Octagon and word is he’s found himself a fight. This rematch will come after a rubbermatch for Belfort, who is coming from a first round knockout of Dan Henderson, which happened only weeks ago at UFC Fight Night 77 in Brazil. It was an impressive way for”The Phenom” to return to the win column after a failed bid at present winner Chris Weidman and his golden, and with another remarkable victory over”The Spider” in this rematch, he would surely 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, largely in part due to UFC President Dana White acknowledging that Silva vs Belfort II is the next fight he wants to book for both veteran 185-pounders. The night’s co-headliner was supposed for a middleweight match-up between Lyoto Machida and Michael Bisping, but that was demonstrated to not be the situation when the Michael Bisping vs Gegard Mousasi match-up was announced earlier this week. Both will go to war in presumably the principal event for February’s UFC Fight Night 83 in Bisping’s garden of London. Brazilian fighters That Are not currently reserved for fights we could see about 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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