Belfort vs. Kennedy likely for Brazil event


It looks as though Vitor Belfort may have his next opponent as today UFC President Dana White revealed that a matchup with Tim Kennedy is being worked on for a future event in Brazil:

"We're setting a fight up with him right now," White told "Lorenzo talked to his wife yesterday … we're talking about doing Vitor Belfort vs. Tim Kennedy in Brazil…."

Kennedy is coming off a slow-paced unanimous decision over fellow Strikeforce import Roger Gracie at UFC 162 earlier this month. It was his fourth win in his last five appearances, which included submissions over Melvin Manhoef and Trevor Smith and a decision over Robbie Lawler.

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choochgas site profile image  

7/28/13 3:28 PM by choochgas

TRT Vitor will never get a title shot. The UFC can't have a champion that can't fight in the US.

john_d1974 site profile image  

7/28/13 11:00 AM by john_d1974

thats more than just hard work and TRT!

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

7/27/13 10:36 PM by MasterofMartialArts

So........What is your issue again?

fapout site profile image  

7/27/13 10:04 PM by fapout

how can you get bored of a fight that ends in a KO??wtf

ChrisJPN site profile image  

7/27/13 10:01 PM by ChrisJPN


MisterMr site profile image  

7/27/13 4:50 PM by MisterMr

I'm really getting bored of Vitor's fights.Let me sum it all up of how it will go:- Dana says he is excited about the fight and says that it is not a conspiracy that Vitor fights in Brazil again.- Dana says that he is excited.- Vitor Belfort says that he is "enjoying the process" in the pre fight interviews.- Vitor thanks Jesus.- Dana says he is excited for the fight.- Vitor says that he is ready.- Dana says he is excited for the fight.- Vitor thanks Jesus.- Weigh in is intense with TRT vitor.- Dana says that he is excited for the fight.- Vitor thanks Jesus.- Vitor wins by knockout, thanks Jesus and says that he wants a title shot.- Dana says holy shit in the post fight interview.- Process repeats with different opponent.

john_d1974 site profile image  

7/27/13 2:43 PM by john_d1974

so belfort gets another fight in brazil where he has "assistance", how predicatable.

Jacinto site profile image  

7/27/13 2:36 PM by Jacinto

IMO the UFC is protecting him. Until he wins some fights outside of Brazil he shouldn't even be considered a legit contender for a title shot imo.

RickRuckuz site profile image  

7/27/13 2:21 PM by RickRuckuz

Anyone think that UFC is protecting Vitor Belfort in Brazil? The fact that he has been banned from TRT in many of the top venues by their respective athletic commission due to Vitor's past usage of steroids. He no longer resides in Brazil and now actually lives in the states so why keep constantly putting matches for him in Brazil.

hogh20 site profile image  

7/27/13 2:03 PM by hogh20

I'm ok with this. I'm glad to see fresh matchups. Kennedy has been doing well lately. Maybe he could surprise everyone and grind out a win against Vitor and then see him take on Weidman. I am just happy to be seeing fights!