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Is Wanderlei Silva Looking To Step In For Vitor Belfort And Face Alan Belcher?

The news that Vitor Belfort would step in and face UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort in September has left Alan Belcher without an opponent. Belcher was slated to face Belfort at UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch.

Well, another Brazilian appears to be willing to meet Belcher if that’s what the UFC wants. Wanderlei Silva made a simple post on Twitter Friday making it seem like he would love the opportunity to fight in October.

“UFC RIO??” Silva posted.

“The Axe Murderer” dropped a tough decision to Rich Franklin earlier this year in Brazil, but UFC president Dana White has expressed his willingness to let Silva compete again. Silva has said he would likely return to action late in 2012, but did not name a date or opponent at that time.