Vitor Belfort vs Gegard Mousasi expected to meet at UFC 204
<p>A middleweight bout between Gegard Mousasi and Vitor Belfort is expected to take place at UFC 204, <a href="http://sportv.globo.com/site/combate/noticia/2016/07/vitor-belfort-enfrenta-gegard-mousasi-em-manchester-ing-no-ufc-204.html">according to a report by Combate.</a></p>
<p>UFC 204 has not yet been officially announced by the promotion but it is likely going to be headlined by Michael Bisping’s first defense of his middleweight title in a rematch against Dan Henderson in Manchester. The PPV date is set for October 8.</p>
<p>Gegard Mousasi (39-6-2) is coming off of a first-round knockout win over Thiago Santos at UFC 200 which earned him a <em>Performance of the Night</em> bonus. Prior to that, the former Strikeforce champion beat Thales Leites by unanimous decision at UFC London in February. Mousasi has gone 4-1 since 2015 with his only loss coming at the hands of Uriah Hall last year in September.</p>
<p>After losing a title fight to champion Chris Weidman in 2015, Vitor Belfort (25-12) returned a couple months later against Dan Henderson and won with a headkick knockout in the first round. After that, he lost via TKO to “Jacare” Souza in the co-main event of UFC 198 which was held at a soccer stadium in Brazil. Belfort has not gone past the opening round in any of his fights since his 2013 second-round knockout of current champion Michael Bisping. </p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.