A key middleweight bout between former UFC champion Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi served as the co-main event for tonight’s UFC 204 fight card in Manchester, England.
Round one begins and Mousasi presses forward and lands a leg kick. He follows that up with a kick to the body. Another low kick from Gegard. Belfort lands a jab and follows up with some big punches that miss. Mousasi presses forward and lands a jab. He lands a nice combination on “The Phenom”. Another nice leg kick scores for Mousasi. The fighters briefly clinch and then break. Mousasi with pressure but Vitor lands a hook. Another low kick from Gegard. He fires two more and both land. Vitor attempts a high kick but it is blocked. Another hard leg kick scores for Gegard. The fighter trade low kicks. Gegard lands a hook. He scores with a nice two-punch combo. Mousasi presses Belfort against the fence and lands some knees inside. Round one comes to an end.
Round two begins and Mousasi presses forward and lands a jab. He fires off again this time with a kick. Another nice jab from Gegard. Vitor lands a hard body kick. Mousasi eats it and presses forward. He pushes Belfort against the fence. They break and Mousasi lands a leg kick. Gegard lands a high kick. Belfort is hurt. A flurry of punches from Gegard. He takes Vitor down. Big ground and pound from Mousasi. Huge hammer fists. He moves to mount. Vitor gives up his back. He scrambles and Gegard is in full mount. Huge shots from the top and this one is over!