According to a report Wednesday on ProMMAInsider.com, after making a variety of demands regarding who, and who he will not fight the next time he enters the Octagon, it appears that Vitor Belfort (23-10) may have finally found an opponent he is agreeable to. That fighter is Dan Henderson (29-10), a man who is quite familiar to "The Phenom."
During Tuesday's edition of "UFC Tonight," it was revealed that UFC officials are looking to set up a rematch between Belfort and Henderson, who last met back in 2006. The target date is Nov. 9, at a card to take place in Brazil, which would likely be UFC Fight Night 31.
Apparently, both Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson have agreed verbally to the bout, but it was not immediately known at what weight the fight would be contested at.
Belfort is one of the hotter fighters currently competing in the UFC. He holds consecutive stoppage victories over Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping. He was hoping that those wins would have been enough to catapult him to a title shot at middleweight, but current champion Chris Weidman has already agreed to a rematch with former champion Anderson Silva.
Because of the inability of Vitor Belfort to land that title shot, he has become somewhat picky in who he will fight in the meantime. He turned down a prospective fight with Tim Kennedy, and said he would prefer to fight at light heavyweight or even heavyweight while waiting for his opportunity to compete for the middleweight title. He stated he would not compete at that middleweight unless it was for the title.
For the 42-year-old Dan Henderson, he will be looking to rebound from back-to-back split decision losses to Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida. Before those disappointments, he looked to be on the verge of a championship shot himself at light heavyweight.
Their first meeting came back at PRIDE 32, where Henderson won via unanimous decision.