A match up between two veterans of the sport has been announced to headline a UFC Fight Night card. Vitor Belfort will take on Dan Henderson on November 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Henderson made the fight announcement via his Twitter feed on Saturday night.
The meeting will be the third time the men have faced each other. Their first encounter came back in 2006 when both men competed for the PRIDE organization. Henderson won that bout via a unanimous decision and a rematch was set in 2013 but this time it took place in the UFC. Belfort would even the score the second time around with a stunning head kick knockout.
Henderson (31-13) is coming off a knockout win over Tim Boetsch back in June but has only two wins in his last seven fights. Though he has hit a rough patch in his career, Henderson’s level of compettetion has been nothing but the best the UFC has to offer. In the past two years he has faced Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Shogun Rua, Daniel Cormier, and Gegard Mousasi.
Belfort (24-11) is coming off a loss to middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 187. The bout was Belfort’s first fight in about two years. Before the loss to Weidman, Belfort was last match was against Henderson in back in 2013. Since returning to the UFC in 2009, Belfort has only three losses. All three losses have come in championship bouts to Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, and Weidman respectively.
UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo, Brazil is scheduled to take place on November 7 and more bouts are expected to be added in the upcoming weeks.