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Vitor Belfort responds to Sam Alvey’s challenge

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Sam Alvey called out Vitor Belfort right after his win over Rashad Evans in Mexico City, and the Brazilian quickly accepted the challenge.

Alvey said he’s on the “2017 vengeance tour,” defeating those who scored wins over his coach Dan Henderson in the past. Evans defeated Henderson via split decision back in 2013, and "The Phenom” knocked him out twice in the UFC.

"(Alvey) let's fight in Vegas,” Belfort posted on his social media. "You are gonna make history: you will be the 1st man to get knockdown with a smile on the face. (UFC) just send me the bout agreement.”

Belfort recently scored his first UFC win since knocking out Henderson in 2015, defeating Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision in Brazil. Alvey, who also defeated Marquardt in 2017, has won five of his last six in the UFC.

"(Belfort) agreed to a fight,” Alvey posted on his Instagram page. "He was even kind enough to suggest Vegas. (UFC), let's make it happen. I've gotta respect my MUCH elders."

The next UFC event planned for Las Vegas is the UFC 216 pay-per-view card on Oct. 7.

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