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Veteran Vitor Belfort delighted his countrymen in Sao Paulo by destroying the title dreams of middleweight rival Michael Bisping at UFC on FX 7.

Bisping had entered the cage knowing that a win would guarantee him a title shot at the all-conquering Anderson Silva. The general consensus was that if he could survive the kinetic frenzy of Belfort’s early attacks then he could grind out a priceless victory.

In fact, the opening stanza was distinctly circumspect. Both men waited patiently for their opportunities, looking to conserve energy for the later rounds.

As expected, Bisping circled away from the destructive force of Belfort’s left hand, looking to dominate with the jab and make the Brazilian southpaw miss with sharp head movement.

It was a strategy that seemed to be successful until the final few seconds when Belfort unleashed a left high kick that rocked his foe and followed up with a fusillade of power shots that was ended only by the sound of the klaxon.

Given Belfort’s extraordinary statistic of never having won a fight that went past the first round in his 16-fight UFC tenure, Bisping would have started the second stanza with a measure of confidence.

However, that confidence was shattered within moments of the re-start. Once again, it was the left high-kick that did the damage.

With speed that belied his passing years, Belfort’s lethal limb crumpled Bisping to the floor and “the Phenom” finished the contest with trademark ferocity as the Englishman (23-5) lay prone on the mat.

Belfort’s stellar career progressed to 22-10 and afterwards – to the delight of the crowd – he took the surprising step of demanding a rematch with light-heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones.

“Tell that punk Chael Sonnen, get out,” roared an emotional Belfort. “Dana and Lorenzo, take him out. I want to fight Jon Jones. I need that rematch. Take that clown away. Go home”

Whether the UFC powerbrokers will grant the Brazilian his wish is debatable. But he’s not clowning around.

Vitor Belfort in the Octagon is still phenomenal.

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Michael "The Count" Bisping Vs. Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5)
Name Michael Bisping Michael Bisping
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 184 (83.46 kg)
Record 23-4-0
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Name Vitor Belfort Vitor Belfort
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 21-10-0
Team Xtreme Couture
 
 
 
 
 
-Vitor Belfort defeated Michael Bisping by TKO (Ref Stoppage, 2nd Round, 1:27)

1/19/13 9:51 AM
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after rd 1 Belforts a walking punch bag.
1/19/13 9:56 AM
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vitor would be so fucking awesome if he didnt always gas
1/19/13 10:31 AM
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Vitor by 1st Round KO Phone Post
1/19/13 10:33 AM
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Bisping via being completely superior. Phone Post
1/19/13 10:35 AM
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1/19/13 10:40 AM
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How long before the Hendo gif is posted by some boring yank? Yawn Phone Post
1/19/13 5:16 PM
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I'm actually a fan of BISPING now.. Hope he gets the win...

But then he gets KTFO by Andy!! Phone Post
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War Belfort! I do worry aboutthe gas tank! Phone Post
1/19/13 5:27 PM
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WH1ZZER - How long before the Hendo gif is posted by some boring yank? Yawn Phone Post
Was thinking that exact same thing mate.

WAR BISPING! Phone Post
1/19/13 5:36 PM
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Bisping by twister Phone Post
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Vitor, via arm bar. Phone Post
1/19/13 5:47 PM
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hmm, fight is in Brazil pairing the legendary Vitor vs. English Pub Pillow Hands.

The only way Bisping could knock out Vitor is if he octagon(tm) were to collapse and kill Belfort from the crowd noise when they announce Vitor.
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my heart is with vitor, but id put my money on count douchsping. via conditioning.

vitor needs to use his size and strength advantage to finish within 2 or 3 rounds
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Bisping - sharpshooter. Phone Post
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Has Vitor gassed at 185? Phone Post
1/19/13 6:18 PM
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fapout - I am sure that Rashad has put Vitors gas tank through hell.
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1/19/13 6:23 PM
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Bisping UD, stay on the outside for the first 2 rounds, then when vitor is abit gassed bisping will take more chance and land a couple takedowns Phone Post
1/19/13 6:24 PM
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WH1ZZER -  How long before the Hendo gif is posted by some boring yank? Yawn Phone Post

I'm a "Yank" I guess, and Bisping has grown on me quite a bit over the years and I believe he takes Vitor, but come on, that gif is the greatest thing ever and you know it. Take your feelings out of it and acknowledge the greatness.
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WH1ZZER -  How long before the Hendo gif is posted by some boring yank? Yawn Phone Post

I'm a "Yank" I guess, and Bisping has grown on me quite a bit over the years and I believe he takes Vitor, but come on, that gif is the greatest thing ever and you know it. Take your feelings out of it and acknowledge the greatness.
It is a good gif,gets thrown about Everytime bispings name is mentioned though,that gets a little boring after a while. Phone Post
1/19/13 6:52 PM
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For sure. But I bet Hashad face gets used the most.
1/19/13 6:53 PM
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why do people get upset when people say "Yank"? Half of you call them "Brits".

I'm a Yank, bloke and you're a Brit, mate. Can't we all just get along?
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Also, Bisping by round 3 TKO. JMHO
1/19/13 6:56 PM
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Tank by gogoplata - Also, Bisping by round 3 TKO. JMHO

Exactly what I'm calling.

Mike avoids the early barrage and simply outbreathes Vitor until the ref steps in to give Vitor an oxygen mask.

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Tank by gogoplata - Also, Bisping by round 3 TKO. JMHO

Exactly what I'm calling.

Mike avoids the early barrage and simply outbreathes Vitor until the ref steps in to give Vitor an oxygen mask.


I agree. I think the first 3 minutes will be very tense, but if Bisping can weather the storm he has this in the bag.
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