WOW! Anderson Silva Gets Called Out for a Rematch Against Former UFC Heavyweight
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WOW! Anderson Silva Gets Called Out for a Rematch Against Former UFC Heavyweight

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WOW! Anderson Silva Gets Called Out for a Rematch Against Former UFC Heavyweight

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva made a triumphant return to boxing last weekend as he managed to earn a decision win over former WBC world champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Silva’s former opponent and former UFC champion, Vitor Belfort is expected to make his boxing debut soon.

Silva and Belfort have fought previously at UFC 126 in 2011. ‘The Spider’ managed to earn a front-kick knockout against ‘The Phenom’. The clip of the knockout is part of many highlight reels. Now, Belfort has issued a challenge to his former foe, wanting a rematch but this time inside the squared ring.

Israel Adesanya
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 10: (R-L) Israel Adesanya of New Zealand taunts Anderson Silva of Brazil in their middleweight bout during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“I think we will, They say the rematch is something everyone likes. It’s not the dish we eat, it’s the dish you eat. My message for him is ‘see you soon,” said Belfort in a recent interview.

Belfort and Silva both are considered two of the greatest strikers in the history of the UFC. So, fans would love to see the duo go at it again, especially since a boxing fight between the duo would be much more intriguing as it has the potential to carry a lot of elements of surprise.WOW! Anderson Silva Gets Called Out for a Rematch Against Former UFC Heavyweight

Silva has hinted that he would like to make a quick comeback inside the squared ring. As for Belfort, he is currently booked for two fights even before making his boxing debut.

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Is Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort the fight to make?

As mentioned earlier, both Silva and Belfort are combat sports legends in their own right. So, a fight between them always makes sense, be it MMA or boxing. ‘The Spider’ and ‘The Phenom’ will put fans in seats wherever they fight.

Anderson Silva
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 30: Anderson Silva of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on October 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

However, as Belfort is currently scheduled for two fights, he needs to take care of them first. One can imagine that Silva will want to get another fight under his belt in the meantime. So, it might be a while since fans get to see the legendary duo throw down inside the boxing ring.

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