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UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort preview

Updated: February 3, 2011, 5:23 AM ET
By Jason Probst | Sherdog.com

When champions step into the cage or ring to defend their belts, fans love an element of danger. That is precisely what Anderson Silva faces in challenger Vitor Belfort. Attempting to make the eighth defense of his UFC middleweight crown at UFC 126 on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, "The Spider" meets a unique kind of threat in Belfort, whose speed and power are unlike anyone else's in the sport.

This match brings a compelling challenge for the champion, ...

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