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Saturday, Jul 27, 2013

UFC Targeting Tim Kennedy vs. Vitor Belfort

Tim Kennedy (photo via Esther Lin / Showtime)

By FCF Staff

With Weidman-Silva II set for December 28th, the UFC is reportedly looking to book a bout between the middleweight division’s #2 ranked fighter Vitor Belfort and Tim Kennedy. The Strikeforce vet, who is coming off a unanimous decision win over Roger Gracie at UFC 162 earlier this month, tweeted recently:

I’m going to brazil to fight Vitor! I’m bringing ranger panties, Greg Jackson and Ranger Up.

UFC President Dana White also confirmed to MMA Fighting.com that the promotion is trying to sign the bout, and that further, the fight would take place in Brazil.

Belfort (23-10) has blasted his way into title contention with stoppage wins over Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold this year, but due to the upcoming Weidman-Silva rematch, the fighter would be sidelined for sometime if he were to wait for a title shot. Considering Kennedy is not ranked in the top ten, however, the proposed match-up likely comes as a surprise to come.

Kennedy (16-4) has won back-to-back bouts now since he was defeated by Rockhold last July.

White did not offer any details as to when the fight might take place, however, there have been rumors recently that the UFC is looking to host a card in Brazil on October 9th.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:22 pm
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