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"The Phenom" affirmed that he's ready for any situation in the upcoming title bout and guaranteed that he's confident to beat Weidman after studying the champion's game After finally being licensed to fight in Nevada, Vitor Belfort is confident that he'll beat Chris Weidman in their UFC Middleweight title fight at UFC 181, on December 6. "The Phenom" told Combate.com that he knows how to approach the bout against the champion and warned that he's ready for any situation. "(Chris Weidman) has a l read news >>

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"The Phenom" is back. Two days after being granted a licensed by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) and announcing his title fight with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman on Dec. 8, Vitor Belfort posted a video on his Instagram page showing how pumped he is for his return to Las Vegas at UFC 181 after three knockout finishes in Brazil in 2013. "I have in my hands the approved license by the Nevada Athletic Commission," Belfort wrote after his meeting with the athletic commission. "My jour read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Assuming "The Phenom" can get cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White wants Chris Weidman to defend his middleweight title against division number one contender Vitor Belfort; however, he won't do anything to undermine the authority of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). That means "The Phenom" has to be cleared by the NSAC before White can play matchmaker, but if and when he does, expect the promotion to target a read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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It's a Chris Weidman title fight, "The Phenom" rematch or bust, for the former Strikeforce middleweight champion. Despite pleas from his teammates to move on, Luke Rockhold just can't seem to get Vitor Belfort out of his mind, 14 months after getting knocked out by "The Phenom." Time and again, Rockhold has pleaded for a do-over against the Brazilian, though not much has come of it; as Belfort has bigger fish to fry in the form of a middleweight title fight. However, there is one thing that Luke read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Look who came out of hiding ... Embattled Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva has emerged from his bar crawl in Brazil to propose a possible showdown -- and rematch -- against Vitor Belfort at the upcoming UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Which sounds a little troll-ish, all things considered. Wand?Vitor ? — Wanderlei Silva (@wandfc) June 11, 2014 "The Axe Murderer" was bounced from the "Weidman vs. Machida" event earlier read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Would you like some Vanilla with that Testosterone? Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and similar blood test drama that has swirled around UFC 175 has captured mixed martial arts (MMA) headlines in recent weeks. And we can thank Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva for the hijinks. "The Phenom" failed a random out-of-competition screen earlier this year (see staggering level discrepancy here), but was not licensed at the time of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC)-administered test. He read news >>

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Can "The Phenom" find his way back to the winner's circle in "The Duke City?" After making a successful Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut last year at UFC 167, defeating Will Campuzano via unanimous decision, Sergio Pettis suffered the first loss of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career at the hands of Alex Caceres at UFC on FOX 10 just two months later. "Bruce Leeroy" forced Pettis to tap in the third and final round with an air-right rear-naked choke (see it here) after two rounds of ba read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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The evolution of Sergio Pettis is in full swing. Where most athletes come to the Octagon at a later age and seek out success on the strength of an established attack, the 20-year-old Roufusport fighter... read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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And to think we have another six weeks of this... It would save me a lot of typing if these guys could get on the same page. Wanderlei Silva is done with UFC! No he's not! Vitor Belfort is fighting as a light heavyweight at UFC 175! No he's not! Chael Sonnen is fighting for the middleweight title with a win over "The Phenom!" No he's not! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has informed MMA Fighting that Chael Sonnen will, in fact, be fighting Vitor Belfort at middleweight, read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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"The Phenom" is back. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen won’t fight on July 5. The former PRIDE champion missed a meeting with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and won’t get licensed to fight in Las Vegas, so Vitor Belfort will replace the fellow Brazilian against Sonnen. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with sources close to the situation. Combate first reported the change. According to the report, Belfort passed all the tests run by NSAC and was l read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Because "The Phenom" had his chance, but couldn't get his affairs in order. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight kingpin Chris Weidman will defend his 185-pound strap against division number one contender Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC 175, which takes place on July 5, 2014 inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. So please stop talking about Vitor Belfort. "The Phenom" was originally paired off to battle the "All American," but was forced to withdraw when Nev read news >>

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