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Alan Belcher alludes to next bout coming in Brazil

Alan Belcher sees himself on the cusp of competing for a shot at UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva. Belcher has been pushing for a meeting with “The Spider,” but it would appear that “The Talent” needs to secure at least another top-notch win first before challenging for the belt.

While an official tilt hasn’t been revealed for Belcher’s next fight it at least appears he’s agreed to a bout in the coming months.

“My next fight will be the biggest of my career,” Belcher wrote. “I may be taking a trip down south, very south.”

Belcher recently went on record expressing interest in being a possible opponent for Vitor Belfort, who himself is returning from a hand injury. The notion of fighting “down south,” would seem to place Belcher on the UFC 153 card in October from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, providing Belfort the opportunity to fight in his native country once again if the match-up is indeed made.

Belcher has earned stoppage victories in each of his last four fights including a recent TKO finish of Rousimar Palhares.


  • stone says:

    This is the kind of fight Belcher needs, to see if his striking is up to par with the top of division. We already know his ground game is…. A convincing win over Belfort should put him in a contender match… BELCHER ALL THE WAY

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  • moosebaby02 says:

    This is the kind of fight I LOVE.
    The Vet trying to make a title run and prove he’s still got it
    The up and comer trying to take his spot and prove he’s legit
    So much to gain and so much to lose for both fighters.
    Come on Joe Silva. You gotta make this one happen

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    As long as Vitor signs on, sounds like this fight is bound to happen.

    So Bisping & Stann will fight in late September, with Belcher & Belfort likely to follow in October.

    Then there’s Weidman & Boetsch each coming off recent wins. Does one of those two get the next shot at Silva? If so, what does that leave for the other guy?

    There are definitely some talented fighters in the MW division, with some nice matchups upcoming. Problem is, there’s a big drop off from Silva to the rest of the pack, leaving no obvious challenger for his next title defense.

    Silva is 37 years old, with only about 7 minutes of Octagon time in the past 11 months… does he get another extended layoff while these other guys sort out the #1 contender picture? Or do they force the issue and match him up with Weidman or Boetsch? Any other ideas?

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  • JabCrossHook says:

    Belcher’s chin isn’t good enough to absorb Vitor punches and his defense isn’t good enough to avoid getting tagged in the stand up. Belcher’s only hope is the ground and Vitor’s TDD is pretty good when he doesn’t need to worry about wrestlers that have 15 pounds on him when he was a LHW.

    This is Vitor’s fight to lose tbh, I’m rooting for Vitor because I want to see him run someone down with punches like he did to Wandy back in the day.

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