Vitor Belfort may face Japanese fighter at UFC in Germany

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Vitor stares down Anderson in UFC Abu Dhabi promotional photo. The fight may be left till 2011.

Vitor Belfort may face Japanese fighter at UFC in Germany

He’s not the opponent Vitor Belfort was hoping for, so Yushin Okami had better prepare. According to MMAWeekly.com, the Japanese beast should be the Carlson Gracie black belt’s next opponent, at UFC 122, in November in Germany.

Belfort was seriously linked to a shot at middleweight champion Anderson Silva, after a fight scheduled between the two at UFC 112 was scrapped due to a shoulder injury to Belfort. Dana White announced, however, that Chael Sonnen will get another stab at the champion, after a triangle in the waning moments of their fight shattered his dreams of becoming champion, at UFC 117.

Both Okami and Belfort hold high regard with White. The winner should have a shot at the middleweight belt some time in 2011.

Check out the provisory card, also according to MMAWeekly.com.

UFC 122

Konig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
November 13, 2010

Vitor Belfort vs Yushin Okami
Krzysztof Soszynski vs Goran Reljic
Jorge Rivera vs Alessio Sakara
Amir Sadollah vs Peter Sobotta
Jason Brilz vs Vladimir Matyushenko
Dennis Siver vs ?

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