In a teleconference with the press officer confirms Brazilian number one
Vitor Belfort is very close to returning to fight for the belt middleweight Ultimate . Touted as one of the leading names to fight for the title, but having your expectation frustrated sometimes , the Brazilian has just one more challenge ahead before a new title match . According to UFC president Dana White , Dan Henderson beat event on Saturday ( 09 ) , Belfort will face the winner of the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman .
" Yes , I would say yes ( Vitor is first in line to face Anderson Silva or Chris Weidman ) . Definitely , "said the leader in media teleconference on Tuesday ( 05 ) . " Vitor has to win this fight (against Hendo ) . This is one of those fights . Vitor is going up to heavyweight and will face another guy who also beat the average weight . They just decided not to cut weight and fight 93 kg , "added the officer .
On Saturday ( 06 ) in Goiânia ( GO ) , Vitor Belfort faces American veteran Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 32 . The Brazilian is currently the number two ranked middleweight , standing only behind champion and compatriot Chris Weidman Anderson Silva . Against Hendo , the " Phenomenon " seeks its third consecutive victory in 2013 after wins over Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold also in events held in Brazil .