Vitor Belfort – Back in the UFC
The UFC is welcoming Vitor Belfort back to the Octagon! On a media call today, the UFC announced that Vitor Belfort would replace Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 103.
Belfort was scheduled to face Jorge Santiago at Affliction III on August 1 and then agreed to fight Fedor Emelianenko in the main event. Instead, Affliction pulled the plug on the promotion and made Vitor Belfort available.
Dana White has frequently mentioned in the past that he wanted Belfort to return to the fold and now he has. Belfort and Franklin will fight at Light-Heavyweight in the UFC 103 headline bout. The UFC felt that fans were lukewarm to the proposed rematch between Henderson and Franklin.