Michael Bisping Fighting Vitor Belfort at January 19th Brazilian UFC Card
Dollaway vs. Sarafian, Rothwell vs. Gonzaga Among Confirmed Fights
By FCF Staff
Although the venue and city have yet to be confirmed, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that its January 19th return to Brazil will feature a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort.
Belfort (21-10) is coming off a fourth round, submission loss to light-heavyweight champion in September. Prior to the defeat the 35 year-old vet scored back-to-back wins over Yoshihiro Akiyama and Anthony Johnson while competing a middleweight.
Bisping (23-4) also competed at UFC 152 in September and worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Brian Stann. The only man to defeat Bisping in his last five fights is former number one contender Chael Sonnen.
The promotion has also announced the entire card for the event, which as expected, will feature fights like Ben Rothwell vs. Gabriel Gonzaga and Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes.
Here is the entire line-up to date.
Vitor Belfort vs Michael Bisping
C.B. Dollaway vs Daniel Sarafian
Ben Rothwell vs Gabriel Gonzaga
KhabibNurmagomedov vs Thiago Tavares
Godofredo Pepey vs Miltinho Vieira
Andrew Craig vs Ronny Markes
Nik Lentz vs Diego Nunes
Justin Salas vs Edson Barboza
Michael Kuiper vs Thiago Bodão
George Roop vs Iuri Marajó
Roger Hollett vs Wagner Caldeirão
C.J. Keith vs Francisco Massaranduba