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vitor-belfort-26.jpgAs expected, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) and Dan Henderson (29-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC) will meet in a light-heavyweight headliner at UFC Fight Night 32.

Following Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 27 event, UFC President Dana White confirmed the Nov. 9 event will air on FOX Sports 1. The channel is expected to air both a main card and part of the prelims. Facebook also is expect to stream some opening bouts.

UFC Fight Night 32 takes place at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil. It marks the organization’s debut in the city.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) passed along news of the bout this past week, though broadcast plans hadn’t been finalized.

Belfort and Henderson first met at PRIDE 32 in 2006. Henderson took home a unanimous-decision win.

Currently, Belfort is ranked No. 3 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA middleweight rankings, and Henderson is ranked No. 6 in the light-heavyweight rankings.

Belfort recently has earned back-to-back stoppage wins over top middleweight contenders Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping. “The Phenom” had hoped those wins would be enough to earn him a shot at the middleweight belt, but December’s UFC 168 rematch between current champ Chris Weidman and former titleholder Anderson Silva put those plans on hold. In the meantime, Belfort turned down a fight with Tim Kennedy and expressed his desire to fight at 205 pounds or even heavyweight while waiting for a shot at the 185-pound title.

Henderson, meanwhile, looks to rebound from a pair of disappointing split-decision losses to Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida. “Hendo,” a former Strikeforce champion, had been on the verge of a UFC light-heavyweight title shot before the defeats sent him sliding down the rankings.

For more on UFC Fight Night 32, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Vitor Belfort)

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