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The highly anticipated UFC middleweight title fight between current champ Anderson Silva and explosive challenger Vitor Belfort is now targeted for UFC 109.

The UFC had originally hoped to feature the contest at UFC 108, but Silva's recovery process from elbow surgery forced a delay in the schedule.

Belfort first released news of the new date to the Portugese-language Terra magazine's "Mano a Mano" blog, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed with sources close to the bout that verbal agreements are in place. Bout agreements have yet to be signed.

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Post #1   11/16/09 5:11:14PM   

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I hope Silva wins against Belfort (and keeps winning) and I hope GSP keeps winning so that the UFC has no real options but to have them fight each other.


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Posted by State_Champ

I hope Silva wins against Belfort (and keeps winning) and I hope GSP keeps winning so that the UFC has no real options but to have them fight each other.





and at what weight class do u expect them to fight at ??? I could see maybe a catchweight fight but for what reason ??? I just don't see the UFC setting this fight up there is nothing to really gain.

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The UFC always say they deliver the fights fans want to see, If both GSP and Silva keep winning, They WILL fight.

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The sad thing is if silva beats belfort he will have cleaned out the division. Henderson who has the style to beat him in theory doesnt look like he is signing with the ufc any time soon. Marquart is much improved but lets face it he just doesnt have the style to beat anderson. Whose left demian maia? Chael sonnen? chael doesnt have good enough wrestling/ ground game to keep anderson down and maia doesnt have the chin. I think after he beats belfort and marquardt then he either has to drop the belt and fight gsp/move up in weight.

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Posted by mshalosky

The sad thing is if silva beats belfort he will have cleaned out the division. Henderson who has the style to beat him in theory doesnt look like he is signing with the ufc any time soon. Marquart is much improved but lets face it he just doesnt have the style to beat anderson. Whose left demian maia? Chael sonnen? chael doesnt have good enough wrestling/ ground game to keep anderson down and maia doesnt have the chin. I think after he beats belfort and marquardt then he either has to drop the belt and fight gsp/move up in weight.



maybe so, but you'll see GSP in the olympics before you see him moving up to MW

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Posted by Macheetah



The highly anticipated UFC middleweight title fight between current champ Anderson Silva and explosive challenger Vitor Belfort is now targeted for UFC 109.

Highly anticipated?

Post #8   11/16/09 10:08:51PM   

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Thank God! I was afraid this was going to be headlined by Serra/Trigg, Hughes/Gracie which IMO would be the lowest quality main events ever. I mean because atleast low quality main events before has some sick fight potential but none of these guys really seem to make you go crazy fight of the night style at THIS stage in there career. I mean Hughes/Serra was a pretty good fight, but trigg should either outwrestle Serra or Serra should get a quick KO maybe. and Hughes will either grind Gracie out or finish him early like the other Gracie. I just would like more competitive fights as the main event.

AND BOY DID I GET IT!!! HAHAHa I honestly don't know who I'll pick in this one. Can't freakin wait. I mean this is going to be absolutely sick! Andersons a sick lethal accurate striker while Beltord's hands are just fast and deadly. I'm not sure if Anderson could get Beltfords speed down without being dropped. Gonna be sick!!! Hoping Anderson can pull it out though. cant wait!!!

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I didn't write that, but I guess? lol

I'm anticipating it, I think it's the best fight at middleweight right now. Guaranteed fireworks, standup war. They match up well.

Why don't you like it?

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Posted by mshalosky

The sad thing is if silva beats belfort he will have cleaned out the division. Henderson who has the style to beat him in theory doesnt look like he is signing with the ufc any time soon. Marquart is much improved but lets face it he just doesnt have the style to beat anderson. Whose left demian maia? Chael sonnen? chael doesnt have good enough wrestling/ ground game to keep anderson down and maia doesnt have the chin. I think after he beats belfort and marquardt then he either has to drop the belt and fight gsp/move up in weight.



Marquart has the best style to beat him, but I think the result would be pretty similar to the first fight. Maia would get knocked out before it got to the ground, and while I think Sonnen can take Silva down, Silva would Tap him out eventually, as Sonnen's BJJ defence is amongst the worst in MMA.

And honestly, I don't see anyone at 170 OR 205 beating him...I think you'd have to get Fedor to fight him to challenge him, and I would still prolly pick silva to win that one.

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sucks for me, instead of that fight i get to see a silva vs evans main event with no co main event

sad ... looking back to 2 ufc title main events in a span of 7 pay per views

couture vs big nog
franklin vs belfort
couture vs vera
ortiz vs griffin
silav vs evans






machida vs shogun
penn vs sanchez


kind of sad when u kind of think about it

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Real exciting fight. Nice to see this taking place at 109. When the bout was first cancelled I assumed it would be a few months longer of a wait.

Silva TKO Rd 2

Post #13   11/18/09 12:04:47PM