UFC 147 Now Official For Belo Horizonte On June 23rd

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After a bunch of issues with arena bookings, UFC 147 finally has a home - Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Felipe Drummond Stadium, also known as Mineirinho Arena, will be the host of the June 23rd card. The main event will feature a long-awaited rematch between the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva. Belfort defeated Silva by TKO in just 44 seconds in their first meeting at UFC Brazil in 1998.

Here's what Marshall Zelaznik, UFC Managing Director of International Development, had to say in the official release:

"It is great for our fans and for the UFC to be able to stage events in new parts of Brazil. The UFC is exploding everywhere in the country and Minas Gerais, being the third biggest state in the country, seemed like the perfect place for this. Not only has Mineirinho received some major acts through the years, but it is also located in a central and touristic area of the city. It will certainly be a fantastic experience for the fans"

You can check out the current card, which has just four confirmed matches so far (and the two TUF Brazil final bouts) after the jump.

SBN coverage of UFC 147

June 23rd, live on PPV from Belo Horizonte, Brazil:

Vitor Belfort (21-9) vs. Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1, 1 NC)

Fabricio Werdum (15-5-1) vs. Mike Russow (16-1, 1 NC)

Felipe Arantes (14-4, 2 NC) vs. Milton Vieira (13-7-1)

Yuri Alcantara (27-3) vs. Hacran Dias (20-1-1)

Ultimate Fighter Brazil Middleweight Final

Ultimate Fighter Brazil Featherweight Final

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