Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will meet once again. | File photo: Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com
Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort will square off for a third time when the Ultimate Fighting Championship travels to Sao Paulo on Nov. 7.
UFC President Dana White revealed the matchup at Saturday’s post-fight press conference. No other bouts were announced for the event.
Henderson and Belfort first fought in 2006 at Pride Fighting Championships 32, with “Hendo” emerging with a unanimous decision triumph. Belfort won in devastating fashion when they locked horns again at UFC Fight Night in November 2013, as he knocked Henderson out with a head kick 1:17 into the opening frame of their headlining encounter.
After losing five of his last six bouts, Henderson bounced back in his most recent outing, as he knocked out Tim Boetsch 28 seconds into the clash at UFC Fight Night on June 6. Belfort, meanwhile, came up short in his bid for middleweight gold at UFC 187, suffering a first-round technical knockout loss to reigning champion Chris Weidman.