Vitor Belfort Has Hand Surgery, UFC 147 Rematch With Wanderlei Silva Off

UFC 147 Main Event Fighter Vitor Belfort has suffered a broken hand and will not compete at the June 23 event.


Last night in Las Vegas at the UFC 146 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White announced that Belfort had undergone hand surgery earlier in the day. Belfort was slated to lock horns with rival Wanderlei Silva at Felipe Drumond Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. White confirmed that Silva will still compete on the card and that the promotion is currently seeking a replacement opponent for “The Axe Murderer.”

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