UFC 126 Makes Several New Bouts Official for Super Bowl Weekend Card

UFC 126 set to go down on Super Bowl weekend in February has almost the entire card filled up now as the promotion made several rumored bouts official on Tuesday.

The headlining fight between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and challenger Vitor Belfort leads the way, with the co-main event pitting former champion Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin against each other.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva

New fights confirmed for the UFC 126 card include two highly touted Japanese stars making their way to the Octagon as Michihiro Omigawa meets Chad Mendes in a featherweight match-up while Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto takes on Demetrious Johnson in a 135lb fight.

Also confirmed for the card is a bantamweight fight between Miguel Torres and Antonio Banuelos as well as lightweights Paul Kelly facing Sam Stout.

Paul Taylor meets Gabe Ruediger on the undercard as well as Mike Pierce taking on UFC newcomer Kenny Robertson.

Main card fights will also showcase Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha, and the light heavyweight showdown between young guns Jon Jones and Ryan Bader.

With 10 fights officially announced, the undercard has room for one more potential bout to bring the card to 11 fights.