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Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza

Gamebred Boxing 4 Results: Vitor Belfort defeats Jacare Souza (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023

Tonight’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event is co-headlined by a heavyweight fight between Vitor Belfort and Jacare Souza. Belfort (26-14 MMA, 1-0 Boxing) will be returning to action for the first time since defeating boxing legend Evander Holyfield via first-round TKO in an exhibition bout in 2021. ‘The Phenom’ will be looking to avenge his previous loss to ‘Jacare’ which occurred via TKO at UFC 198 in May of 2016.

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Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza

Vitor Belfort reveals he was orignally supposed to box Roy Jones Jr. at Gamebred Boxing 4, vows to KO Jacare Souza: "When I come to the ring, I come to knock people out"

Cole Shelton - March 14, 2023

Vitor Belfort was hoping to box Roy Jones Jr. at Gamebred Boxing 4. When Belfort was first offered to box on the card, the Brazilian says he was going to headline the card against Jones Jr. in a massive fight for both men. Yet, the former UFC light heavyweight champion revealed Jones Jr. turned him down as he wanted an easier matchup.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 114 with Vitor Belfort and Chris Duncan

Cole Shelton - March 14, 2023

The 114th episode of Just Scrap Radio on with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC 286 and an early look at Gamebred Boxing 4. We’re first joined by former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort (1:35). The other guest is UFC lightweight Chris Duncan (24:50).

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Vitor Belfort slams “Fake Paul” for running from him: “The biggest talker of all time”

Susan Cox - February 10, 2023

Vitor Belfort is slamming ‘Fake Paul’ for running from him. ‘The Phenom’ (26-14 MMA) retired from the UFC back in 2018, after a TKO loss to Lyoto Machida (26-12 MMA) at UFC 224.

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Wanderlei Silva interested in moving to boxing, goes off on Vitor Belfort fighting Evander Holyfield: "I don't want to fight an old man"

Josh Evanoff - September 13, 2022

Wanderlei Silva might be retired from MMA, but he’s not retired from boxing. ‘The Axe Murderer’ has been out of action since his knockout loss to Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in September 2018. Following that defeat, Silva departed from Bellator. He promptly signed with BKFC the following year.

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Boxing News

Vitor Belfort believes Jake Paul chose to fight Anderson Silva over him due to power: "I could see he is really afraid to face fast and explosive opponents"

Josh Evanoff - September 1, 2022

Vitor Belfort believes Jake Paul picked to fight Anderson Silva because it will be easier. The former UFC middleweight champion hasn’t competed in MMA since a May 2018 loss to Lyoto Machida. Following that defeat, Belfort parted ways with the promotion. The 45-year-old then signed with ONE Championship.

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Hasim Rahman Jr.

Vitor Belfort set to box Hasim Rahman Jr. on October 15 in Sheffield, England

Fernando Quiles - August 28, 2022

Vitor Belfort is stepping back inside the boxing ring and his dance partner will be Hasim Rahman Jr. During an event headlined by popular YouTuber KSI, the matchup was announced for DAZN X Series 002. The bout will be held in Sheffield, England on October 15. KSI’s Misfits Boxing will promote the event.

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Oscar De La Hoya says he’s glad that fight with “monster” Vitor Belfort didn’t come to fruition: “I think I dodged a bullet there”

Harry Kettle - June 9, 2022

Oscar De La Hoya has admitted he may have “dodged a bullet” by not fighting former UFC star Vitor Belfort last year. Oscar De La Hoya is known for his legendary boxing career as well as Golden Boy Promotions, with both helping to make him a household name in the sport. His last official bout came all the way back in 2008 when he was beaten by Manny Pacquiao, but in September 2021, he was on the verge of meeting Vitor Belfort in a bout sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission – despite many feeling uneasy about the idea.

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Paulo Costa claims UFC legend Vitor Belfort is his biological father: "Now everyone knows."

Christopher Taylor - April 6, 2022

Paulo Costa took to social media this evening where he revealed that UFC legend Vitor Belfort is his biological father. Costa (13-2 MMA) has not competed since going to war with Marvin Vettori in October of 2021. Despite a strong showing, the Brazilian ultimately suffered a decision defeat to the ‘Italian Dream’ that evening.

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Five potential opponents for Jake Paul after KO win over Tyron Woodley

Cole Shelton - December 20, 2021

Jake Paul continued his rise in the boxing world with a violent KO win over Tyron Woodley on Saturday in Tampa, Florida. Paul was originally supposed to fight Tommy Fury but the Brit was forced out of the fight due to an injury. On less than two weeks’ notice, Woodley stepped in, and early on he had some success. It was a lackluster fight but in the end, it was Paul winning by sixth-round KO.

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Evander Holyfield

Vitor Belfort fires back at critics of Evander Holyfield boxing match

Adam D Martin - October 1, 2021

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort fired back at critics of the recent Evander Holyfield boxing match for Triller Fight Club. Belfort fought Holyfield last month in a controversial professional boxing match for Triller Fight Club. The controversy was two-fold. One, because Holyfield took the fight on short notice for Oscar De La Hoya, and two because Holyfield is 58 years old. Not shockingly, Holyfield was finished in the first round with strikes. There have been plenty of critics towards Belfort and Triller Fight Club since then, and now Belfort is firing back at them.

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Wanderlei Silva calls out Vitor Belfort for rematch in boxing

Adam Martin - September 30, 2021

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva called out fellow Brazilian mixed martial artist Vitor Belfort for a rematch in the boxing ring. Silva and Belfort have never seen eye-to-eye. The pair first met way back at UFC Brazil in October 1998, with Belfort finishing Silva with a first-round knockout. The two then coached TUF Brazil in 2012 and were supposed to fight in a rematch, but the fight was canceled due to injuries. But even a decade later, these two do still not like each other and they continue to take shots at each other whenever they are able to get the chance to.

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Jake Paul belies Vitor Belfort disrespected the sport of boxing with win over Evander Holyfield

Harry Kettle - September 20, 2021

YouTuber turned pro boxer Jake Paul has criticized Vitor Belfort for “disrespecting boxing” in his win over Evander Holyfield. It’s been over a week since Vitor Belfort dispatched of Evander Holyfield in their boxing exhibition and yet despite the time that’s passed, many fans and critics can’t quite get over the disappointment of seeing the fight actually take place.

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Boxing News

Triller Fight Club Legends 2 reportedly 'a massive money loser' as pay-per-view buys fall way short of expectations

Cole Shelton - September 16, 2021

Triller Fight Club put on their second legends event but this time around, the pay-per-view buys were not good. In the main event of Triller Fight Club Legends 2, 58-year-old Evander Holyfield stepped up on short notice to take on Vitor Belfort. The co-main event saw Anderson Silva box Tito Ortiz while David Haye also took on Joe Fournier. Despite the fact, the event had a bunch of well-known fighters, the pay-per-view bombed as it only did around 150,000 buys, according to boxing journalist, Dan Rafael.

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Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva's wins won't count on pro record as all Triller fights were ruled exhibitions

Cole Shelton - September 13, 2021

Vitor Belfort and Anderson Silva will not see their boxing record with an additional win. In the lead-up to Triller Fight Club Legends 2, it was uncertain if the main event between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort was an exhibition. Triller CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh revealed the day before Holyfield would decide if it would be considered a pro bout.

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Vitor Belfort issues statement following TKO win over Evander Holyfield in boxing

Adam D Martin - September 13, 2021

UFC legend Vitor Belfort issued a statement following his first-round TKO win over legendary boxer Evander Holyfield in their boxing match. Belfort fought Holyfield in the main event of the Triller Fight Club boxing card this past Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. “The Phenom” didn’t need long to take care of business as he was able to finish Holyfield with strikes in the first round. Taking to his social media following the fight, Belfort issued the following statement.

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Vitor Belfort wants to “mix the rules” of MMA and boxing following win over Evander Holyfield

Adam D Martin - September 12, 2021

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort says he wants to “mix the rules” of MMA and boxing following his big win over Evander Holyfield. Belfort finished the boxing legend, Holyfield, with punches in the first round of their pro boxing match at the Triller Fight Club event on Saturday night. Following the event, Belfort was asked what is next for him following the big KO win. As far as Belfort goes, he plans on continuing to box now that he’s gotten the big win over Holyfield in his back pocket. But it’s Belfort’s goal to create a hybrid sport that combines both the aspects of MMA and boxing, primarily in the clinch, where Belfort says he hopes to continue his fighting career.

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Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield says referee made a bad call in Vitor Belfort stoppage, still wants to fight Mike Tyson

Christopher Taylor - September 11, 2021

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield returned to the squared circle this evening for a heavyweight bout with MMA superstar Vitor Belfort. Holyfield, who is now 58-years-old, had not competed since 2011 where he scored a TKO victory over Brian Nielsen. Although many people, including members of his family, voiced their respective concerns about ‘The Real Deal’ returning to action, Evander remained confident that he would perform well this evening.

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