In an exclusive report, Brazilian MMA site Tatame is reporting a fight between UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort is in the works for UFC 112, on April 10, in Abu Dhabi. It will be the UFC’s first trip to Abu Dhabi, and the event will take place just five days after the Jiu-Jitsu World Pro Cup 2010.
According to Carlos Santos, leader of Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Team, both Belfort and Silva’s people contacted him about training at his academy in the days leading up to the fight.
Also, from the interview it sounds like UFC 112 could take place outdoors. Santos says, “And it’s good to remember that UFC is going to be in an open place, so it’s good that fighters come early to adapt to the weather here, that must be around 77°F on this date.”
Other fights expected to take place at UFC 112 include Renzo Gracie vs. Matt Hughes, and possibly B.J. Penn vs. either Gray Maynard or Frankie Edgar.