FIGHT UPDATE: Vitor Belfort defeated Dan Henderson via TKO (head kick and punches) in round 1
SAO PAULO – Vitor Belfort is more than a 3-1 favorite over Dan Henderson in their trilogy fight on Saturday. Do their fellow fighters think the underdog has a shot in the rubber match?
In the main event, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort will square off against Dan Henderson in a middleweight contest. It will be the third meeting between the two fighters with each fighter claiming one win each.
The main event features a rubber match between Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort, this time at 185 lbs, while light heavyweight contenders Patrick Cummins and Glover Teixeira meet in the co-main. Bantamweight prospect Thomas Almeida also returns to the Octagon for the 3rd time this year, as he faces Anthony Birchak.
Henderson defeated Belfort in their first encounter in 2006 at Pride 32 via unanimous decision. Belfort defeated Henderson in their second encounter in 2013 at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson via first round knockout.
Here's the full fight fight card:
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson
Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira vs. Patrick Cummins
Bantamweight Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak
Lightweight Alex Oliveira vs. Piotr Hallmann
Lightweight Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov
Light Heavyweight Fabio Maldonado vs. Corey Anderson
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo
Lightweight Yan Cabral vs. Johnny Case
Featherweight Clay Guida vs. Thiago Tavares
Featherweight Kevin Souza vs. Chas Skelly
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