Broken hand forces Vitor Belfort out of UFC 147 main event bout...

Broken hand forces Vitor Belfort out of UFC 147 main event bout with Wanderlei Silva

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Speaking post-fight at UFC 146, Dana White revealed to the media that Vitor Belfort will not fight Wanderlei Silva at UFC 147 on June 23rd, after breaking his hand in training. Vitor Belfort‘s injury requiers a surgery, which could keep “The Phenom” out for at least six months.

UFC are now actively looking for a main event-worthy replacement to step in against “The Axe Murderer”, with Alan Belcher in pole position to get a free ticket to Brazil. Belcher expressed his desire to fight Wanderlei Silva on numerous occasions, and is most likely to step in for Belfort.

Dana White talking about Belfort’s injury at 24:40 minute mark.

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

    I think being a TUF coach has turned into the Madden curse, when was the last time 2 coaches actually fought when they were scheduled to, it was GSP, and Kos, and before that it was TUF 9 Hendo vs Bisping in 2009

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Shogunboxe Shogunboxe

    Man i was waiting for that rematch..

    I hope they find someone with war mentallity like wand

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Shogunboxe Shogunboxe

    Belcher has the balls to stand with wand

    win-win situation for both, if wand wins he beat a guy whos on fire right now after the last performance with Palhares; and Belcher beating the legend, reinforces his contender status for the next title shot.

    Bisping, Muñoz, Lombard vs Stann…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

    Brock in the UFC HOF? LMFAO, Really? He has beaten some good fighters in the past, but saying that he deserves to be in the UFC HOF may a be a stretch IMO.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HunterB HunterB

    This is TRASH

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TorontoUFC TorontoUFC

    Some one get this camera man a tripod. I’m getting dizzy

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ny2ut2id2nv ny2ut2id2nv

    Have Belcher fight Stann and Lombard fight Wandy!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

    No it was Bisping and Miller

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    Vitor better start training in a rubber room.