Vitor BelfortAll of the talk heading into UFC on FX 7 was about Michael Bisping’s possible title shot against Anderson Silva with a win. Vitor Belfort had other plans.

With an entire crowd cheering his name in Brazil, Vitor Belfort came out with a calm, cool and collected strategy to counter Michael Bisping’s attack, and then come back with his own firepower.

Bisping criticized Belfort for weeks leading up to the fight about his inability to finish outside of the first couple of rounds because he’s a historically fast starter, but fades in the later rounds.

Instead of proving Bisping right by coming out with a blistering attack, Belfort was controlled and precise when he unleashed his attack.

With the seconds ticking away on round one, Belfort launched a head kick that clipped Bisping, and woke up the former Ultimate Fighter winner. It didn’t wake him up enough unfortunately because that same move would be his undoing in round two.

As the second five minute session got underway, Belfort again was composed and like a snake coiled and waiting for the right moment to strike, when he did it was deadly.

Belfort uncorked a left high kick that clocked Bisping on the side of the head, sending him crashing to the mat. The Brazilian followed him to the canvas and continued his attack until the referee saw enough and stopped the fight.

Belfort gets a huge win after stepping up at UFC 152 to face light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and now moves back up the rankings at 185lbs.

There never seemed to be much interested in Belfort getting another shot at middleweight king Anderson Silva, and he obviously was paying attention to that because in an odd turn of events his post fight speech was aimed at Chael Sonnen, and a plea to earn a rematch with Jones.

“Take that punk Chael Sonnen out, Dana, Lorenzo, get him out, let me fight Jon Jones. Get that clown away, get out, let me fight the real champion,” Belfort screamed to the Brazilian crowd.

The bizarre call out of Jon Jones came from nowhere, but regardless Vitor Belfort can celebrate tonight because he earns a big win with a knockout in the main event of UFC on FX 7.

As for Michael Bisping, it’s always the bridesmaid, never the bride because he missed out on another potential shot at the title. Gracious in defeat, Bisping gave Belfort his due for a great performance.

“I’ve got no excuses, I had an amazing training camp, I felt fantastic, I felt very confident I was going to win this fight. It was a beautiful kick, it caught me,” said Bisping.

“He’s a better man than me tonight, congratulations Vitor.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

UFC Fight Night 66 Gets Gegard Mousasi vs. Costas Philippou

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

On the heels of knockout wins in their most recent outings, middleweight contenders Gegard Mousasi and Costas Philippou have been booked to meet at UFC Fight Night 66. Along with a welterweight bout read news >>

Vitor Belfort has no regrets about balking on UFC 184 fight: 'I'm the guy who has saved many events'

  • 24 days ago
  • 46 views

Vitor Belfort could have fought at UFC 184 after Chris Weidman went down with a rib injury. The UFC offered him a few opponents; Belfort's team countered with some of their own. At the end of the day read news >>

Vitor Belfort has 'saved many events,' feels no regret for turning down interim title fights at UFC 184

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

Vitor Belfort and his team knew fans and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brass would not be pleased once it was revealed "The Phenom" turned down interim title fights at UFC 184 against Lyoto Ma read news >>

UFC 187's Vitor Belfort: 'I don’t read comments,' 'I don’t look too much at the media'

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

Barring yet another setback, the long-awaited UFC middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and challenger Vitor Belfort will finally take place at UFC 187.Filed under: Featured Videos, read news >>

Fabricio Werdum now represented by Dominance MMA management

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Fabricio Werdum has a new management company heading into this UFC heavyweight title unification bout. Werdum, the UFC interim heavyweight champion, has signed with Dominance MMA, joining the likes o read news >>

Chris Weidman on Vitor Belfort's drug tests: 'I hope there's seven more'

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman responded to Vitor Belfort's whining about getting drug tested more than him. read news >>

Vitor Belfort talks drug testing and the pros and cons of UFC-Reebok sponsorship

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

Last July, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) granted longtime contender Vitor Belfort a license to challenge for Chris Weidman's UFC middleweight title. The decision was not without controversy, g read news >>

UFC 187: Vitor Belfort says Reebok sponsorships, like drug testing, should be equal among all fighters

  • 22 days ago
  • 7 views

Vitor Belfort recently expressed his concerns with the fact that he was being subjected to drug tests so frequently ahead of his much-anticipated title fight against Ultimate Fighting Championship (U read news >>

The MMA Hour - 272 - Vitor Belfort

  • 21 days ago
  • 15 views

Vitor Belfort discusses his May 23 middleweight title fight against Chris Weidman at UFC 187. read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: