September 25, 2006

by Al Yu – MMAWeekly.com
Defending PRIDE 185-pound champion Dan Henderson is scheduled to face “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort at PRIDE 32: The Real Deal. Henderson will be stepping up in weight as this fight will take place at the light heavyweight limit.

Belfort is coming off of a knockout victory over Pancrase veteran Yoshiki Takahashi at PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will be making his 8th appearance in a PRIDE ring.

PRIDE 32: The Real Deal fights announced so far:

Fedor Emelianenko (Russia) vs. Mark Coleman (USA)

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Brazil) vs. Kevin Randleman (USA)

Mark Hunt (New Zealand) vs. Eric “Butterbean” Esch (USA)

Josh Barnett (USA) vs. Pawel Nastula (Poland)

Dan Henderson (USA) vs. Vitor Belfort (Brazil)

PRIDE 32: The Real Deal will take place on Saturday, October 21st at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will be televised live on pay-per-view in the United States from 9:00 PM Eastern Time to 1:00 AM Eastern Time.