Dan Henderson: Vitor Belfort rematch will be a light heavyweight bout

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Vitor Belfort got his wish.

According to Belfort's next opponent, Dan Henderson, their Nov. 9 rematch will be a light heavyweight bout. The fight was first reported on Tuesday's episode of "UFC Tonight," however, at the time the weight class was unknown.

Belfort, who considers himself the No. 1 contender in the middleweight division, said recently that he would be willing to fight prior to the UFC 168 middleweight title rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva on Dec. 28, however, he only wanted to fight at light heavyweight, heavyweight or a catch-weight.

Henderson defeated Belfort via unanimous decision at PRIDE 32 in 2006 in a light heavyweight bout. The 42-year-old will enter the fight on a two-fight losing streak, while Belfort, who most recently fought at 205 pounds against Jon Jones for the light heavyweight belt last year at UFC 152, is riding a two-fight winning streak as a middleweight.

It is unknown at this time which city in Brazil will host the event, which is currently not scheduled to be a pay-per-view card.

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