Jacare Souza vs. Vitor Belfort has been announced for Saturday May 14th in Brazil. The UFC announced the match-up following an initial report from Combate’s Ana Hissa. No venue or event has yet been announced.
— UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2016
Souza (22-4-1 MMA) is coming off a very close split decision loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 194 in December, however on January 13, 2016 Romero was informed of a potential doping violation stemming from an out of competition test conducted by USADA. No more information has been revealed about the violation at this time.
Belfort (25-11 MMA) rebounded from a brutal middleweight title fight loss to former champion Chris Weidman with an impressive first round KO win over Dan Henderson in Brazil on November 7, 2015. Belfort earned a post fight ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus for his efforts.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Desmond Green & Matteo Urella.