(Anderson Silva looked mortal in his last fight but still managed to win definitively.)
On Tues. the UFC officially announced it’s traditional “Super Saturday” event, a pay per view to take place on the eve of the Super Bowl. This year’s event, UFC 126, falls on Feb. 5 and features a UFC Middleweight Championship bout between reigning champion Anderson Silva (#1 in FIGHT!’s Middleweight Rankings) and MMA legend Vitor Belfort (#4). The bout has been all but official for months, and FIGHT! profiled Belfort in the Dec. issue of the magazine. Former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin (#14) will face former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin (#10) as both men attempt to climb into contention at 205 and undefeated Ryan Bader (#7) will attempt to derail Jon Jones‘ (#9) dramatic ascent.
View the entire card, including bouts both rumored and announced, here. UFC 126 will air live on pay per view from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Tickets will be available to UFC Fight Club members starting on Thurs., Dec. 9 at 7 a.m. EST/10 a.m. PST.