[box_light] “Moving up to face Vitor was a new chapter in my life, a new challenge. I’m going to stay here and I’m going to take over this weight class. I’m going to use everything in my power to dominate Vitor in every way possible. He’s fast, he’s powerful, he has a lot of experience, but my right hand is his Kryptonite. I will dominate Vitor Belfort. Chael Sonnen is seen as the top threat to Anderson Silva’s title Well, I am at 185-pounds and everyone at middleweight has to worry about me now. I’m in this division to go to the top. You will see a whole different animal now I am at this weight class.”[/box_light]
In the co-main event this weekend in Rio, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson makes his middleweight debut against former champion and Brazilian native, Vitor Belfort.
A force to be reckoned with at welterweight, Johnson has switched camps, diet and now weight classes and is set to take on one of the best in the business which if victorious puts him immediately in the title hunt at 185.
However, Belfort is a seasoned veteran with high level Black Belt Jiu Jitsu and arguably the best boxing in Mixed Martial Arts. With a mix of both speed and power he poses a threat to anyone.
Surprisingly enough, the former welterweight Johnson, appears to have a size advantage even going up in weight. Commonly walking around above 210 pounds, will Johnson be able to transition into the new weight class and take it over?
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