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Vitor Belfort is back into title contention after disposing Dan Henderson in the first round of their rematch in UFC Fight Night 32
Vitor Belfort might have earned the title shot that he has been longing for when he disposed Dan Henderson in the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 32. He finally avenged his 2006 loss to the former Olympian and he did it in a devastating fashion. He knocked out Henderson in just the 78 seconds of their rematch in Goiania, Brazil. The loss was the first time for Henderson to be stopped by strikes in his 39 fights as a pro MMA fighter.
After his impressive victory, Belfort again expresses his desire for another crack at the middleweight gold.Read the rest of the article »
Dan Henderson promises to go for the finish in his rematch against Vitor Belfort this Saturday night at Goiania, Brazil
Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort had their first encounter in Pride FC 32 with Hendo bagging the W with a unanimous decision. Seven years later, the two MMA icons will meet again but this time, Henderson wants a definitive win over The Phenom.
According to Henderson, the only things that he remembers from their 2006 fight was that he was getting the better of his Brazilian counterpart for the entire 15 minutes of their light heavyweight bout. Although happy with his performance, Hendo mentions that he should have not leave the fight to the hands of the judges.Read the rest of the article »
The Phenom eyeing a middleweight title shot if he gets past Dan Henderson in their rematch at UFC Fight Night 32
Multidivisional contender Vitor Belfort, whose just days away from a rematch with Dan Henderson is already visualizing his future should he win in their headline bout at UFC Fight Night 32. The Phenom believes that a win over the heavy handed Henderson will earn him a shot at the middleweight belt despite the fight happening at 205. However, a loss to Henderson, a man known for his fight ending right hand will put Vitor back in the line of 185 contenders that includes the likes of Ronaldo Souza and the reinvigorated Lyoto Machida. Belfort states that while he is very much aware of the consequences, the reward is worth all the risk.Read the rest of the article »
Vitor Belfort and Dan henderson will meet for the second time in UFC FIght Night 32
The upcoming UFC Fight Night 32 which will be held on November 9 at Goiania, Brazil has finalized its main and preliminary card with a 12-fight line up. The event will be headlined by the rematch of MMA legends Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort. The two have faced each other in Pride way back in 2006. In that fight, Hendo defeated Belfort via unanimous decision. UFC Fight Night 32 will be the 12th time for the promotion to hold their show in Brazil. In the recent 11 events, the Brazilians have dominated their foreign counterparts by winning 59 out of 79 bouts.Read the rest of the article »
Luke Rockhold is planning for a comeback before the end of the year and he wants "Limitless" or Costa Philippou for that fight
Luke Rockhold plans to return to the octagon before the end of this year and the former Strikeforce middleweight champ is eyeing Francis Carmont and Costa Philippou as possible opponents. “Rocky” was supposed to fight this weekend against Tim Boetsch but a knee injury yanked him out of the bout. In the recent edition of UFC Tonight, Rockhold revealed that he is nearing full recovery and he targets to compete in UFC’s year end card.
“Rockhold is hoping to be cleared for MMA training in 2 weeks. Wants to fight @franciscarmont at UFC 168. If not, @Philippou185UFC”
Carmont responded to the tweet and stated that he is willing to fight Rockhold at any given point.
“Luke Rockhold wants to fight me, he is the champion of Strikeforce, I’m ready, let’s go.”writes Carmont on his twitter account.
Rockhold, who wrestled the Strikeforce 185 belt from the highly touted Jakare Souza, was stopped by Vitor Belfort in the first round of his UFC debut. The loss to Belfort ended Rocky’s 9-fight winning streak. Meanwhile, Francis Carmont is just coming off a win against Costa Philippou in last month’s UFC 165. He is undefeated in his 6 UFC fights and the said victory was his 11th win in a row.
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Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort is set to fight Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 152
Former UFC champion, Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort, will now officially fight UFC light heavyweight title holder, Jon Jones, at the main event of UFC 152, which will be held in Toronto, Canada. Belfort was originally set to face Alan Belcher at UFC 153 in Brazil this October.Read the rest of the article »
Vitor Belfort was pulled out from UFC 147 due to a hand injury he sustained while training
It’s official. Former UFC middleweight champ, Rich Franklin will replace, the injured Vitor Belfort in his bout against Wanderlei Silva in UFC 147. UFC officials have made this announcement today.Read the rest of the article »
Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort withdraws from UFC 147 due to a hand injury.
Former UFC champion and current “TUF Brazil” coach, Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort will no longer be a part of UFC 147, where he was slated to headline the event along with fellow Brazililan, Wanderlei Silva.Read the rest of the article »
The tickets for the upcoming “UFC 147: Belfort vs. Silva” event is set to go on sale on Thursday. However, there will be no pre-sale period for FC Fight Club members or UFC.com e-newsletter subscribers.Read the rest of the article »
Jose Aldo retains his belt, defeats Chad Mendes via KO
UFC featherweight champ José Aldo successfully defended his title against top contender Chad Mendes and wins by knockout at the recent UFC 142 that took place in the HSBC Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Aldo fighting in front of his hometown crowd, finished the fight just one second remaining in the first round – knocking out Mendes with a knee. Another highlight of the evening was Rio de Janeiro’s very own Vitor Belfort defeating Anthony Johnson via submission. See the full results below.Read the rest of the article »
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