Latest from the UFC: White confirms sequel and much more

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The UFC is going through its final preparations for its Boston event on the coming 28th. However, between news confirmed and rumors, there’s much more to come.

Belfort on TUF?

Belfort in photo by Josh Hedges

Vitor Belfort packed his bags for Las Vegas, where he’ll spend a season with his family. As Vitor has told his friends, he’s tipped to be one of the trainers for the upcoming season of the “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show. Belfort wrote over twitter that his octagon return will go down in November. Could it be a fight between the TUF coaches?

Anderson vs Sonnen 2

After a hard-fought battle in which Anderson Silva barely squeezed out the win in the waning moments with an armbar from the triangle against Chael Sonnen, Dana White confirmed “The Spider’s” next opponent will be the very Sonnen. The news was confirmed by UFC president Dana White himself on the ESPN channel TV program Sports Center. With his rib out of whack, Anderson should spend a few months out of the octagon. White didn’t confirm the date for the rematch worth the middleweight title.

Anderson vs Sonnen. Photo:Josh Hedges

Shogun

Another on ice is light heavyweight champion Mauricio Shogun, who recently had surgery on his knee. According to White, the title bout with Rashad Evans will only happen midway through 2011.

UFC Germany

Wanderlei and Franklin were the main event in Germay. Photo: Josh Hedges

Much has been said about the UFC not returning to Germany, where the event made its maiden incursion in June of 2009. But the show, although not yet official, is already planning a second edition in the country, UFC 122, for November 13. One of the fights on the card should be Alessio Sakara and Jorge Rivera.

Matyushenko in high regard

Despite his painful loss to Jon Jones at UFC on Versus 2, it seems Vladimir Matyushenko is still held in high regard. The Russian signed for another four fights in the octagon, the next of which is set to be against Jason Brilz, who lost to Rogério Minotauro in his last appearance.

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