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Vitor Belfort vs. Cung Le at UFC 139 – SportsUntapped.com
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Added September 10th, 2011 by Matt

Vitor Belfort vs. Cung Le at UFC 139
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Vitor Belfort announced on his website that he will be fighting former Strikeforce champion Cung Le on November 19th at UFC 139.

Belfort is coming off an impressive performance in which he destroyed Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133. Le hasn’t fought since June of 2010 when he avenged his one and only MMA loss by beating Scott Smith by KO in the 2nd round.

Le had previously said that fighting in 2011 would be “impossible”, but apparently he has changed his mind about that, with over two months to prepare for Belfort, the former UFC champ.

My opinion is that this is a horrible matchup for Cung Le. When he enters the cage at UFC 139, it will have been almost a year and a half since his last fight, his first fight in the UFC and he’ll be fighting a guy that just fought Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight championship.

All due respect to Scott Smith — but Vitor Belfort is on a whole different level. And Smith is the only fighter that Le has fought (twice) in the last two years. Before that he fought an aging Frank Shamrock. He simply has never fought anyone of the caliber of Belfort.

The matchup is really exciting on paper, but I think it will be a quick fight with Belfort dominating Le much like he did to Akiyama. We will eventually see Belfort vs. Silva again.

 
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