Archive: Vitor Belfort

Oct 24, 2012 9:35 am

Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira To Face off in Early 2013

  Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans has been inactive since losing to Jon Jones at UFC 145 this past April. Evans has kept busy by preparing some of his Blackzilian teammates for their bouts including Vitor Belfort who was unsuccessful in his attempt to wrestle away the light heavyweight title from Jon Jones...

Oct 3, 2012 6:26 am

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson Signs with The World Series of Fighting | MMA NEWS

  According to reports, former UFC welterweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has signed a deal with The World Series of Fighting. Johnson will face D.J. Linderman on the main card which will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network formerly known as The Versus Network. Johnson has been extremely busy since being released by the UFC...

Sep 29, 2012 11:40 am

Lyoto Machida: Jon Jones no black belt, has big holes in his game | UFC NEWS

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida, took it to Jon Jones in a recent interview with Brazil’s globoesporte.globo.com. After seeing the near defeat at the hands of a Vitor Belfort armbar at last weekends UFC 152 event, “The Dragon” is more convinced than ever that the man holding his divisional title has...


Sep 26, 2012 7:56 am

What’s Next for the Main Card Fighters of UFC 152

  What’s next for the main card fighters of UFC 152? Saturday night’s card was entertaining and gave fans a little bit of everything. There were three knockouts and three submissions in 12 total bouts. Even a couple of the fights that went to decision were full of intrigue and very suspense. I don’t think...

Sep 24, 2012 2:20 pm

UFC 152 Medical Suspensions I MMA News

  The stacked UFC 152 card gave fight fans a lot of memorable moments. It also gave us two great title fights that crowned the first ever flyweight champion and also extended the legacy of a young phenom, respectively. Jon Jones successfully defended his title in the main event against Vitor Belfort with a fourth...

Sep 22, 2012 10:57 am

UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort Results & Discussion Thread | UFC NEWS

Featuring two title fights, this evenings UFC 152 event is set to go down from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. In the main event Jon Jones will attempt to defend his title against the always tough, MMA legend, Vitor Belfort. In the co-main event the first ever UFC flyweight champion will be crowned when Joseph Benavidez...

Sep 21, 2012 8:53 am

UFC 152 Main Card Predictions

  The last time the UFC held an event was August 11th when they presented UFC 150: Edgar vs. Henderson II. That is an awfully long time considering how active the organization has been over the past two years or so. It’ll be almost 50 days between shows once UFC 152 rolls around this Saturday...

Sep 20, 2012 9:01 am

Who's on the Hot Seat: UFC 152 Edition

  The Hot Seat is back after being forced to the sidelines because of the cancelation of UFC 151. This time we will focus on UFC 152 and which fighters are dangerously close to losing their job should they come up short on Saturday night. Toronto is certainly in for some great fights and will...

Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

Dana White: Machida Is Fighting Dan Henderson Next | UFC NEWS

With all the injuries, cancellations and switching of opponents in the past several months, headlines have shifted to everything from he/said-she/said to who-is-fighting-who and so on. Up until now what we have failed to get a grasp on who will Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida, men who are simultaneous #1 contenders, fight next now that...

Sep 15, 2012 10:05 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort's Last Week Of Intense Blackzilian Training | UFC NEWS

Vitor Belfort is in his final week of intense training at Blackzilians HQ in South Florida. To him, his upcoming fight with Jon Jones is a fight of old school vs new school, yet he’s ready for this new breed of UFC fighters. “You know, it’s this: I come from back in the old school,...

Sep 13, 2012 1:40 pm

Anderson Silva & Co. Show What it Means to be an Ultimate Fighter

  It wasn’t that long ago that people were growing disenchanted with Anderson Silva. After lackluster performances against Thales Leites and Patrick Cote, Silva walked into the Octagon at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi and embarrassed himself, the sport, his opponent and the UFC. All talk of a potential super fight against UFC Welterweight Champion...

Sep 12, 2012 11:05 am

Vitor Belfort: "Chael Sonnen is a clown and is giving up on his weight class." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor It is no secret that former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has made more than a few Brazilian enemies over the past couple of years. Chael has verbally insulted the country of Brazil on many occasions, which has resulted in Brazilians around the world sharing a common disdain for the “Gangster from Westlin.” It should come...

Sep 11, 2012 9:07 pm

Jon Jones: "I'm not a bad person. I pride myself on inspiring others." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Since turning down a short-notice title defense bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 151, Jon Jones (16-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC), who now meets Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC 152, has received a boatload of criticism. The 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion is well aware of his critics, but refuses...

Sep 11, 2012 7:54 pm

Dana White: "Vitor begged for the fight, and it made more sense." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor At today’s UFC 152 pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White explained the reasoning behind choosing Vitor Belfort to face Jon Jones at UFC 152. “People talk a lot of [expletive], but nobody’s too excited to jump around and fight Jones right now,” White said on a Tuesday call with media members....

Sep 8, 2012 11:09 am

How Fast Is Vitor? Faster Than A Lightweight Says Trainer

On September 22nd Vitor Belfort comes up a weight-division to face the champion, Jon Jones on just 4-weeks notice. “The Phenom” is promising his best, and his coach, Mike Dolce, tells UFC.com where they think he has the advantage in the bout. “The Monday before the fight he’ll probably weigh between 210 and 212. Our...

Sep 8, 2012 11:07 am

VIDEO | UFC 152: Jon Jones Pre-Fight Interview

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones says his UFC 152 opponent Vitor Belfort lacks versatility, but is a proven winner. Watch UFC 152 to witness what Jones says will be a “magnificent display of martial arts.”

Sep 7, 2012 10:33 am

UFC 151 Costs UFC $40 Million I MMA News

  Since the cancellation of UFC 151, blame has been tossed around to everyone from our light-heavyweight champ, to his original opponent and even to Dana White and the rest of the UFC brass. Now, though, with the event date behind us the UFC must rebuild revenue in a year that could easily see some...

Sep 7, 2012 9:20 am

Weigh ins for UFC 152 set for September 21 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Toronto’s Air Canada Centre will play host to the UFC 152 weigh ins, which kick off at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on September 21. Among those weighing in that afternoon are current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and title challenger Vitor Belfort, who meet in the UFC 152 headliner the following day. UFC...

Sep 7, 2012 7:39 am

Jones Criticizes UFC For Not Giving Fans "Full" Cards I MMA News

  With the UFC 151 debacle still unfolding before our eyes, we can’t help but to acknowledge the UFC’s failure to put big name fighters in any time slot other than the main event. Now with Jon Jones catching the brunt of the blame for the cancellation of the UFC 151 event, Jones replies with...

Sep 6, 2012 6:50 pm

Mitrione Calls Jon Jones 'Douchey' I MMA News

  In Yesterday’s MMA Hour, Matt Mitrione added himself to a long list of critics for UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the UFC heavyweight stated that Jones shows a lot of “douchey” qualities in his life outside of the Octagon with his recent refusal to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 151. “What larger effect...

Sep 5, 2012 8:21 am

Is it too Late for Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre

Last night on Fuel TV Dana White told MMA fans something that may or may not be music to their ears. The long proposed super fight between the longest reigning UFC champions is pretty close to becoming a reality. UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva have been ruling their...

Sep 4, 2012 9:56 pm

UFC 152| Hatred for Jon Jones is Unwarranted

It has been roughly two weeks since UFC President Dana White did the unthinkable and completely cancelled UFC 151 when light heavyweight champion Jon Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen on 8 days notice. Immediately after an infuriated White blasted Jones and his coach Greg Jackson in the press conference, an extremely large percentage of...

Sep 4, 2012 7:09 am

Jon Jones Talks About UFC 151 in His First Interview Since the Card was Cancelled

  In an interview MMAFighting.Com’s Ariel Helwani, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones spoke up for the first time other than a few tweets from his Twitter account about the cancellation of UFC 151, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and more. Jones begins the interview by talking about the reason he turned down the fight in...