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UFC 126 Fight Card, Results, Reaction for Silva vs. Belfort

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UFC 126 Fight Card, Results, Reaction for Silva vs. Belfort

On Saturday, February 5th, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will present UFC 126 live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight card will be headlined by a middleweight title bout between the champion Anderson "Spider" Silva and challenger Vitor "Phenom" Belfort.

Also appearing on the card will be highly anticipated bouts between Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin, as well as Jon Jones versus Ryan Bader.

Eight other fights will round out the official card.

Silva, who many feel is the best pound for pound fighter in mixed martial arts, will put his title, along with his 13-fight unbeaten streak, on the line when he steps into the Octagon against Belfort, a former UFC light heavyweight champion who is riding a five-fight win streak of his own.

Franklin and Griffin are both former UFC champions who will look to use their bout as a stepping stone to get back into contention for the UFC light heavyweight title bout. 

The bout between Jones and Bader may very well be the most anticipated fight of the night for many. These two young up-and-coming light heavyweights bring a combined record of 23-1 into their fight.

The winner of this matchup will most likely be catapulted into the top five of the UFC light heavyweight division.

Please keep checking in here as Bleacher Report will be with you through Friday and Saturday as we provide in depth coverage of UFC 126 throughout the weekend.

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