After Belfort's last explosive win in UFC 133 against Yoshihiro Akiyama, UFC is quickly putting him back in the ring and this time against martial arts master Cung Le for UFC 139 on November 19th in San Jose, California.
His next step back to the top goes by the name of Cung Lewith an undefeated kick boxing record and only suffering only one loss in MMA which he avenged with extreme force.
This champion Sanshou kick boxer is entering UFC for the first time after a reign in Strikeforce. He took some time after his win against Frank Shamrock to become the second Strikeforce Middleweight Champion before vacating the title to further pursue an acting career.
Le has been one of the most successful promotional fighters for Strikeforce, setting records for Strikeforce event attendance. There is no confirmation from the UFC at this time.
UFC 139 takes place in San Jose, Le's hometown and where he has strong audience support.
Updated UFC 139 fight card:
Bantamweight: Brian Bowles vs. Urijah Faber
Welterweight: Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story
Light Heavyweight: Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury
Middleweight: Chris Weidman vs. Tom Lawlor
Lightweight: Gleison Tibau vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
Light Heavyweight: Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz