On Saturday Nov. 7, 2015, the UFC goes back to Sao Paulo, Brazil, for Fight Night 77 – Belfort vs Henderson. Many Brazilian fighters will be on the card with hopes of impressing their native crowd.

Belfort has been a rotating title in the news for his ‘sketchy’ drug test leading up to UFC 152. Henderson, on the contrary, has flown relatively under the radar in regards to use past use with TRT.

The card features some very interesting fighters and matchups, but not only on the main card. The spread of fights on the prelims could make the argument for a main card slot. In short, there’s a lot to be excited for as we rapidly approach UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson.

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Every single time this undefeated bantamweight comes out to play in the Octagon, he gets rewarded with a performance bonus for his efforts (One ‘Fight of The Night’ and two ‘Performance of The Night’). The last time we saw Almeida in the Octagon, he had a war with the UFC veteran, Brad Pickett, that was very close up until the flying highlight knee from Almeida put Pickett to sleep. That’s after Picket himself tried to take Almeida out with a vicious knee of own. The excitement will be through the roof in this one.

The Shelf Life of Vitor Belfort

Belfort’s manager and wife recently asked MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani to avoid all questions related to UFC 152 and TRT in what was a recently schedule interview. In short, the interview was cancelled and the Belfort drama continued. Belfort has since then gone on AXS TV’s program ‘Inside MMA’, hosted by Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice to give his response among other topics discussed. (You can see it here).

The physique of Belfort is always a topic of conversation when he fights, however, this time there is so much surrounding him, that it is hard to choose one topic to land on. Is he still looping the system? Can he still compete? How much is left in the tank?

Preliminary Profiles

UFC Fight Pass prelims are looking very interesting for this coming event. Guys like Johnny Cage, Clay Guida, and Chas Skelly vs. Kevin Souza will shine with a minimal  audience. But for those tuning it for UFC Fight Night 77’s preliminary card, you won’t regret the decision. Cage came to the UFC in 2014 and hasn’t lost any of his three appearances in the Octagon.

Fan favorite, Guida, is coming back after a very uplifting victory over Robert Peralta in April.

Skelly vs. Souza are two tall featherweights, both whom have three victories in a row inside the Octagon. One of these two can make a claim for a top 10 opponent, if they show themselves to be impressive this Saturday.

 

Stay tuned for the latest news and updates revolving around UFC Fight Night 77.

About The Author

Christian Larusson
Staff Writer

Christian Larusson is a passionate Mixed Martial Arts fan. With experience in writing for Swedish MMA sites, he now solely writes in English through blogging, PunchDrunkSports and The MMA Corner. Got his heart broken early in his life when a friend, ‘Judas’, told him that WWE/WWF wasn’t real. Then one day, he saw MMA on a friend's computer, he was overwhelmed with emotions from what his eyes had just seen. He´s been in love ever since. Christian has been published in different Swedish papers and books, nothing to do with MMA though, so who gives a shh-.