It looks like Alan “The Talent” Belcher got what he asked for.
Top 5 Middleweight opened his campaign for a fight with Vitor Belfort on Twitter, asking fans to retweet his plea for a fight with “The Phenom”. Thirty-five retweets were enoough to convince Dana White, as Vitor Belfort tweeted earlier today that he’s facing “The Talent” in Rio de Janeiro, on October 13th.
The winner of this match-up will find himself in pole position for a shot at the UFC Middleweight title, right next to Chris Weidman, and Michael “The Count” Bisping, who faces Brian Stann at UFC 152.
Belcher is currently 9-4 in his UFC campaign, currently enjoying a four-fight win streak. Belfort is 3-1 in his second coming to the UFC, with victories over Rich Franklin, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.
— alan belcher ufc (@alanbelcherufc) July 24, 2012
UFC 153 is headlined by the Featherweight title collision between Jose Aldo and Erik Koch. Belfort vs. Belcher is expected to co-headline, while Glover Teixeira vs. Quinton Jackson add more KO power to the already stacked main card line-up.
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