Vitor Belfort has hinted he could move away from the middleweight division, suggesting he could even go as high as heavyweight in order to breathe new life into his career.
Belfort is one of the top five 185-pounders in the UFC, having won six of his last seven fights, including victories over Rich Franklin and… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on October 10, 2011 at 9:49am —
Written By Joshua Gross, ESPN.com
From one Brazilian fighting icon to another, Cung Le's UFC debut has seen a shift in opponents.
UFC president Dana White announced on Twitter… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on September 21, 2011 at 3:10pm —
Cung Le has confirmed he will fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 139, labelling the bout "two dangerous guys in a ring".
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Le, known as the Human Highlight Reel, has not fought MMA since June 2010. That night he was victorious in spectacular fashion against Scott Smith, winning via knockout after a spinning back… Continue
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Written By Maggie Hendricks, Yahoo! Sports
It's been nearly 13 years since the UFC last visited Brazil, the cradle of the sport. At UFC: Brazil, held October 10, 1998 in Sao Paulo, Vitor Belfort TKOed Wanderlei… Continue
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Written By Karlo Silverio III Sevilla, Bleacher Report
Care for some recent stats on UFC's finished fights and those that went the… Continue
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Written By Jordy McElroy, Bleacher Report
Vitor Belfort is back with a vengeance, and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is still in his crosshairs.
The legendary knockout artist was at it… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on August 9, 2011 at 5:05pm —
Rory MacDonald made a huge statement at UFC 133, stopping the wily Mike Pyle inside the first round to give momentum to the debate: Is Canada about to produce yet another UFC welterweight champion?
MacDonald, at only 22 years of age, produced a performance so good on Saturday night that UFC… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on August 8, 2011 at 10:30am —
Vitor Belfort feels like he is on a mission.
After suffering the first-ever knockout off of his career to Anderson Silva in February at UFC 126 in a match up for the UFC middleweight championship, Belfort (19-9) hopes to get back on track when he meets Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-3) at UFC 133 this Saturday.
Recently, Belfort sat down with Case Keefer of the Las Vegas Sun for an interview where he discussed the Silva… Continue
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Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin will lock horns with Pride Fighting Championships veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the UFC 133 “Evans vs. Davis” co-main event on Aug. 6 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Eight bouts are now official for the show, which will air live on pay-per-view.
Franklin (Pictured; file photo)… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on May 31, 2011 at 11:08am —
Whether they need to move up in weight because they have trouble making it or because they are having trouble finding competition, it can be a challenging and demanding option for many fighters and champions. This article will focus on the first of those two. Continue
Fighting at a lower weight gives them advantages of being the bigger guy when…
Added by JSladky FightNews on May 27, 2011 at 11:59am —
A welterweight bout between Brian Ebersole (45-15 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Dennis Hallman (42-13-2 MMA, 3-4 UFC) is set for UFC 133.
MMAjunkie.com first reported the fight on Thursday, and UFC executives since have made it official.
Although not officially announced by the promotion, UFC 133 is expected to take place Aug. 6 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The night's main… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on April 22, 2011 at 10:28am —
For a guy who built a career on fighting anybody, anywhere, anytime, Wanderlei Silva (33-10-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) is proving incredibly difficult to schedule.
UFC president Dana White said he's trying to book a rematch between Silva and Vitor Belfort (19-9 MMA, 8-5 UFC) – a fight "The Phenom" has verbally… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on March 21, 2011 at 9:16am —
Anderson Silva will do anything to leave a legacy in the UFC, and on Saturday at UFC 126 he produced arguably the most impressive knockout of his career to defend his middleweight title against Vitor Belfort. Continue
Belfort was unlike…
Added by JSladky FightNews on February 7, 2011 at 10:19am —
Anderson Silva let his eyes do the talking during Wednesday's UFC 126 pre-fight press conference, responding with largely one-word answers before showing what Saturday's bout truly meant to him in an electric staredown with Vitor Belfort.
Silva does not… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on February 4, 2011 at 11:28am —
On Saturday, millions of MMA fans will tune into UFC 126 to watch Anderson Silva defend the middleweight belt against Vitor Belfort. It is sure to be an entertaining night, as light heavyweight Forest Griffin makes his long anticipated return against Rich Franklin. On top of… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on February 4, 2011 at 11:06am —
Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Anderson Silva is currently preparing to face off against Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 on February 5th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will mark Silva’s eighth defense of the title he won at UFC 64, defeating… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on January 28, 2011 at 12:00pm —
With an impending title fight against MMA’s deadliest marksman just around the UFC 126 corner, many were curious why Vitor Belfort opted to part ways with striking coach Shawn Tompkins. Well, it appears the middleweight top contender was busy courting boxing legend Mike Tyson to help him hone his hands for Anderson Silva.
While the stable of studs Xtreme Couture houses is likely the primary reason Belfort jumped ship, it… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 27, 2010 at 11:29am —