Belfort confirms likely UFC 127 title fight with champ Silva on Super Bowl weekend

After UFC officials initially pitched a New Year’s Day meeting between UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort, they have now set their sights on Super Bowl weekend.

Belfort today put out the word via Twitter account that he’s likely to meet Silva on the eve of football’s biggest day. It’s the third occasion Belfort has been targeted to fight the champ after two potential bookings were scratched due to injury.

Although not officially announced, the event is expected to take place Feb. 5 in Las Vegas, likely as UFC 127.

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