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Michael Bisping confirmed for January clash with Vitor Belfort in Brazil

The rumored UFC show in Brazil this January is rumor no more, as the organization has confirmed the card along with providing a complete lineup for the upcoming event. Headlining things will be a bout between middleweights Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort, while other previously revealed match-ups like Ben Rothwell-Gabriel Gonzaga and Diego Nunes-Nike Lentz were also announced.

The venue for the January 19 effort remains up in the air. According to MMAJunkie the event will be tagged as UFC on FX 7.

Bisping could very well be in line for a title-shot with a win over Belfort after beating Brian Stann in September to notch his fifth victory in six attempts. Overall, “The Count” is 23-4 in his career with nineteen finishes to his credit and success against the likes of Chris Leben, Jason Miller, and Yoshihiro Akiyama.

Belfort is 2-0 in his last two middleweight appearances, though the 35-year old icon is coming off a loss to 205-pound champion Jon Jones. The 21-10 Brazilian will be fighting in front of his countrymen for the second time since the UFC’s recent return to the hotbed of MMA.

Read below for the full list of fights attached to the event:

Francisco Trinaldo vs. C.J. Keith
Roger Hollett vs. Wagner Prado
Iuri Alcantara vs. George Roop
Thiago Perpetuo vs. Michael Kuiper
Edson Barboza vs. Justin Dalas
Diego Nunes vs. Nik Lentz
Ronny Markes vs. Andrew Craig
Godofredo Castro vs. Milton Vieira
Thiago Tavares vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Ben Rothwell vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Daniel Sarafian vs. C.B. Dollaway
Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort

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