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Champ Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort Expected to Headline UFC 127 on Feb. 5

Anderson SilvaA title fight between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort is expected to headline UFC 127, the UFC’s rumored Super Bowl weekend event on February 5 in Las Vegas, Belfort recently confirmed on Twitter.

Silva (27-4) narrowly defended the title over Chael Sonnen at August’s UFC 117 for his UFC-record 12th-straight win and the pair were targeted for an immediate rematch, but Sonnen now faces a one-year suspension after failing his post-fight drug test.

Belfort (19-8) hasn’t fought since scoring a first-round knockout of Rich Franklin in his UFC return last September, but was training to face Yushin Okami next month at UFC 122 before being pulled from the card for his long-awaited shot at Silva.

No other matchups are currently rumored for the UFC 127 fight card.

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