UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold 4/18 in Brazil
Vitor Belfort’s Brazilian tour continues when he meets final Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in the city of Jaragua do Sul.
UFC on FX 8 is set for May 18 at Arena Jaragua, which is located in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. The main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
The bout could have title implications for the middleweight division, which was thrown out of whack when Belfort knocked out Michael Bisping at this past month’s UFC on FX 7 event. With a win, Bisping had been guaranteed a title shot with middleweight champ Anderson Silva.
Rockhold makes his octagon debut on the strength of a nine-fight win streak, which included two defenses of the Strikeforce middleweight title he took from Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.