With all the back and forth between UFC middleweight contenders lately, some matchmaking clarity was badly needed. And if you believe Vitor Belfort, that has finally come. According to a tweet from The Phenom, he's facing Alan Belcher at UFC 153 on October 13th:
That roughly translates to "The decision of Dana White's, Belcher in Rio". Tatame picked up on the tweet and is reporting the fight as well.
Belfort (21-9) has bounced back from his Anderson Silva with two big wins over Yoshihiro Akiyama and Anthony Johnson. He finished both men in the first round. Belcher (18-6) returned from a 16-month layoff due to an eye injury in late 2011 and has picked up two first-round stoppages as well. He's on a four-fight win streak overall.loss to
If true, the bout will likely serve as either the co-main event or the third fight on the main card.