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Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort 2 expected to take place at UFC 197

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UFC President Dana White said after UFC 193 the UFC is working on booking Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort 2. Well, it appears that is true and that the fight will actually be taking place. According to Jornal Oglobo, a rematch the between the two is expected to be announced for UFC 197. The card takes place in March 2016.

Belfort (25-11) is on a one-fight winning streak. In his last six bouts, he is 4-2. Belfort is coming off a first-round knockout win over Dan Henderson at UFC Fight Night 77.

Silva has not fought since January as NSAC executive director Bob Bennett confirmed to ESPN.com just a few week’s after his fight with Nick Diaz at UFC 183 that Silva failed his post-fight urine test and that Silva had tested positive for the steroid Drostanolone. The commission suspended him for one year retroactive to the date of the fight, as the current guidelines were not in effect at the time of the failed tests.

The two fought back in 2011 where Silva knocked Belfort out in the first-round.



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