When UFC came to Brazil for the first time, in 1998, Wanderlei Silva debuted on the event, but was defeated by Vitor Belfort. After that fight, Wanderlei reached the top of the world in Pride, but never got his rematch.
"Where are you running to? I’d give (Vitor Belfort) the number one (place in line to fight me) easily, I’m challenging him … I want him. It’s up to you, Dana White and Joe Silva."
Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva (30-10-1) [Num. 12]
Win Michael Bisping - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 110
Loss Rich Franklin - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 99
Loss Quinton Jackson - KO (Punch) UFC 92
Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort (19-9) [Num. 6]
Loss Anderson Silva - KO (Front Kick and Punches) UFC 126
Win Rich Franklin - TKO (Punches) UFC 103
Win Matt Lindland - KO (Punches) Affliction