Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson targeted for November 9th card in Brazil

The UFC has targeted a rematch between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson to take place on November 9th in Brazil.

Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
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The news of the potential fight was reported on Tuesday night’s edition of UFC Tonight by Fox Sports 2 reporter Ariel Helwani and the bout will likely become official shortly.

Belfort and Henderson met back in 2006 at Pride 32 in a light heavyweight bout with Henderson winning by unanimous decision. After the fight was over, it was learned that Belfort has tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone.

Henderson (29-10) has lost back to back fights after his fight of the year victory against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 138 in November of 2011. His last two defeats have come by split decision with the defeats coming against former UFC light heavyweight champions Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

Belfort (23-10) returned to the UFC in 2009 and has won five of his seven fights since coming back to the organization. He has won his last two fights and most recently defeated the last Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8 by knockout in the first round.

This fight will likely headline the November 9th fight card in Brazil and the UFC has not officially announce the location and venue for this fight card.