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Belfort ready to square off with another knockout master

Belfort made quick work of Akiyama at UFC 133 / Photo: Josh Hedges/UFC

The fastest hands in the UFC against the swiftest kicks in MMA. That’s how one could sell Vitor Belfort’s next fight, if a mathup with Strikeforce star Cung Le does in fact come to pass. According to the Brazilian himself in a post on his website today, the fight with the Northern California-based Le will go down at the November 19 UFC 139 show in San Jose, California.

The bout would mark UFC debut appearance of the exciting Le, who has been in Jean-Claude Van Damme movies and is ever more famous in the USA.

And the matchup makes sense. After putting away Akiyama, Vitor Belfort said he wanted another shot at Anderson Silva’s title, but it still seemed a bit early for that. Besides, there are already those with their place ahead of him in line, like Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen. At the pre-UFC Rio events a movement got underway to pit Belfort against Sonnen, who hasn’t fought since being suspended after facing champion Silva in 2010.

Check out some of Cung Le’s highlights and the provisory UFC 139 card below:

UFC 139
San Jose, California
Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vitor Belfort vs Cung Le
Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles
Tom Lawlor vs Chris Weidman
Gleison Tibau vs Rafael Dos Anjos
Ryan Bader vs Jason Brilz
Stephan Bonnar vs Kyle Kingsbury
Martin Kampmann vs Rick Story

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