Having announced his final UFC fight last June, Vitor Belfort will appear in the Octagon one last time in early 2018.
We now know that he will face Uriah Hall on January 14.
Acabo de assinar o contrato para lutar no UFC dia 14 de Janeiro. Eu sempre busquei grandes desafios e na minha última luta no UFC não poderia ser diferente… @uriahhall será uma honra dividir o octógono com um lutador tão novo e talentoso. Obrigado por aceitar a luta! I just signed my bout agreement for January 14th at UFC. I always looked for big challenges and in my last UFC fight it couldn’t be different… @uriahhall it’s a honor to share the cage with a such young and talented fighter. Thanks for accepting the fight!
Belfort (26w, 13l, 1nc) is a former welterweight UFC champion, and has been a contender three other times. He was coming off three consecutive losses in the UFC, but the latest, against Kelvin Gastelum, was changed to a no-contest after Gastelum tested positive for marijuana. Then Belfort beat Nate Marquardt at UFC 212, in what was going to be his farewell bout.
Hall (13w, 8l) is coming off a win over Krzysztof Jotko in September, but previously he wasn’t doing so hot in the middleweight division, having lost to Robert Whittaker, Derek Brunson and Gegard Mousasi.