The night before one of the biggest sporting events in the world, Las Vegas will play host to some of the biggest stars in all of mixed martial arts, as the UFC delivers present UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The UFC middleweight title will be on the line in the main event when pound for pound great Anderson “The Spider” Silva looks to extend his record title reign against history-seeking Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort, who is attempting to become only the third man to hold UFC belts in two weight classes.
“UFC fans expect big things from us every year for our Super Bowl weekend show, and this year could be our biggest ever,” UFC President Dana White said. “Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort is a fight fan’s dream match. It’s a fight people have wanted for years. Don’t blink because both of these guys have dynamite in their hands and can end the night quickly and in very exciting fashion.”
Silva (27-4) is currently riding a record-breaking 13-fight winning streak inside the Octagon that includes seven middleweight title defenses (another record). Fresh from a stirring come from behind submission victory over Chael Sonnen in August, Silva now readies himself for perhaps his stiffest challenge yet in countryman Vitor Belfort. Silva spoke about the fight in a recent hype video, you can check out Silva’s thoughts on the fight below: