Vitor Belfort facts #1-#12

 

UFC.com counts down some fast facts about Vitor Belfort, ahead of his headlining fight vs. Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8.

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Belfort debuted in 1997 at UFC 12, defeating two opponents in two minutes total to win the heavyweight tournament.

11
Total number of UFC knockouts and submissions -- he and Royce Gracie are the only two fighters in history to have at least 10 UFC victories and to have finished each opponent.

10
Number of first-round finishes in the UFC, the most of any fighter.

9
Number of UFC events - not including tomorrow night's - that he has headlined.

8
Number of current or former UFC or PRIDE champions Belfort has fought.

7
Number of strikes Belfort landed in his UFC victory over Wanderlei Silva at UFC Brazil, a 44-second fight in which Silva landed 1 strike. Fourteen years later, the two fighters reunited to coach opposing teams on the first season of TUF Brasil. An injury forced Belfort out of the UFC 147 headliner with Wand.

6
Number of takedowns Belfort's gotten in the last 15 years out of ten total attempts - Belfort has successfully taken down every opponent he's tried to get to the mat.

5
Years since his middleweight debut, a division in which his only loss has come to reigning champion Anderson Silva.

4
Weeks' notice on which the middleweight agreed to fight light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 152.

3
Number of UFC Knockout of the Night bonuses he's won.

2
Current rank in the middleweight division.

1
Number of "radical" haircuts he intends to sport Saturday night inside the Octagon.

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UGCTT_Messiah site profile image  

5/18/13 7:09 PM by UGCTT_Messiah

#13 Vitor Belfort is actually Jesus reborn.

MDF tm site profile image  

5/18/13 7:08 PM by MDF tm

Vitor broke his hand and thumb early on during the flurry in sak. U can see the punch where he breaks and he winces and stops punching. He then starts butt flopping.

YOURDADDYDEVILANDLORD site profile image  

5/18/13 7:01 PM by YOURDADDYDEVILANDLORD

Maybe the number Wand was conscious for.

5pointer site profile image  

5/18/13 7:00 PM by 5pointer

A blatant work? V hit him so hard with a million punches. Anyone of those could have KO'd Sak. He gave up plain and simple. He did it the 2x against overeem and once against randy n their 3rd fight.

Motivated Penn site profile image  

5/18/13 6:52 PM by Motivated Penn

It's so bizarre to me, that people see this fight, and then see his very next fight against Sakuraba, and not realize it was a blatant work. Look at Vitor's striking. His strength, and his grappling.. taking on the "legendary striker" Sakuraba, yet being timid as a mouse. "Mundus vult decipi", the world wants to be deceived.

ShamusO'nyou site profile image  

5/18/13 6:50 PM by ShamusO'nyou

ttt

bacon19 site profile image  

5/18/13 6:47 PM by bacon19

Top ten facts? Fuck em... Put 12

MrHughes1991 site profile image  

5/18/13 6:45 PM by MrHughes1991

I counted 17 myself

biva site profile image  

5/18/13 6:45 PM by biva

#324 Vitor is a drugs cheat