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Alan Belcher and Vitor Belfort agree to meet at UFC 153 in Brazil

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UFC president Dana White recently teased a few upcoming big fights in the middleweight division, and now the first of those matchups is on the schedule.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with sources close to the two fighters that Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Alan Belcher (18-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet on the main card of this fall's UFC 153 event.

Additionally, Belfort late Tuesday took to his Twitter account to call out Belcher for UFC 153, then said in his native Portugese that the matchup was one UFC president Dana White wanted.

Featuring a featherweight title fight between current champion Jose Aldo and challenger Erik Koch, "UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch" takes place Oct. 13 at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena.

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Post #1   7/24/12 10:57:04PM   

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Please,please,please, may the injury bug, please skip over these two, for this match up.

Post #2   7/24/12 10:59:23PM   

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Nice. Should be a great fight.

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I can see Belcher getting the UD if he fights smart and doesn't gas.


However Belfort imo will have superiority In physical strength

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Outstanding match-up - - - Belcher takes a hard fought SD.

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Belforts going to run right through him.

Also, Bisping v. Weidman.

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Sounds like a great match up.

Stand up will be pretty even. Belcher has better kicks but Belfort has the faster hands.

Belcher should have the advantage on the ground.

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Posted by bjj1605
Belcher should have the advantage on the ground.





Belforts black belt> Belchers

Belfort has ADCC Medal to prove it.


Great fight, I think someone takes a nap.

Post #8   7/25/12 12:26:46AM   

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Belfort by sub? Come on man!
Seriously though, this is the right match up and I could see it going either way.The winner should fight the winner of Stann vs Bisping to really solidify the next #1one contender as I think Weidman stole that position in his last fight. That win over Munoz was amazing!

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Posted by frizzzlecake


Posted by bjj1605
Belcher should have the advantage on the ground.





Belforts black belt> Belchers

Belfort has ADCC Medal to prove it.


Great fight, I think someone takes a nap.

i will after work tomorrow

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good matchup. i would love to see belcher win this fight. nothing against vitor, but i love an underdog, and belcher seems to have made a career out of being an underdog.

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Belfort is not that good on the ground. I don't put much weight in his black belt.

Belcher beat Palhares on the ground.

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Belcher proved he is the kind of guy that wants to beat guys at their own game and I think he comes out banging with Vitor. It's really going to be just a matter of time until one of them lands on the other guy's chin and it's over. Great fight, I really can't see this one being disappointing.

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Posted by george112

I can see Belcher getting the UD if he fights smart and doesn't gas.


However Belfort imo will have superiority In physical strength



Honestly I'd give the edge to Belcher in the strength department

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