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Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort

Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort

Known as the "phenom," Vitor Belfort burst into the mixed martial arts scene in 1996 at the age of 18. The young Brazilian left a trail of destruction in his wake including wins over David "Tank" Abbott, Tra Telligman, and also Wanderlei Silva. In 1999, Belfort joined PRIDE and garnered wins over Gilbert Yvel and Heath Herring. At UFC 46, Belfort became the UFC light heavyweight champion with a victory over Randy "The Natural" Couture (via injury), though Couture would regain the title at UFC 49. Belfort began studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at age thirteen under Carlson Gracie and has achieved the rank of black belt. Besides his outstanding submission abilities, Belfort is also an explosive puncher with world-class boxing skills. "The Phenom" speaks four languages ... English, Portuguese, Spanish and Latin.
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NAME Vitor Belfort
NICK NAME The Phenom
ASSOCIATION
HEIGHT 6'0 / 180cm
WEIGHT 205 lbs / 93 kg
STYLE Jiu Jitsu/Boxing
BIRTH DATE 1977-04-01
CITY Rio De Janeiro
STATE  
COUNTRY Brazil
PRIDE RECORD 5 / 3 / 0 (win/lose/draw)
MMA RECORD 11 / 3 / 0 (win/lose/draw)

RESULT
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THE REAL DEAL

Dan
Henderson
vs Vitor
Belfort
3R 5"0' Decision  

CRITICAL COUNTDOWN ABSOLUTE 2006

Yoshiki
Takahashi
vs Vitor
Belfort
  1R 0"36' TKO - Striking

TOTAL ELIMINATION 2005

Alistair
Overeem
vs Vitor
Belfort
1R 9"36' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Choke  

PRIDE 14 CLASH OF THE TITANS  

Vitor
Belfort
vs Heath
Herring
3R 5"0' Decision  
PRIDE 13 COLLISION COURSE  

Vitor
Belfort
vs Bobby
Southworth
1R 4"9' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Choke  
PRIDE 10 RETURN OF THE WORRIORS  

Vitor
Belfort
vs Daijiro
Matsui
2R 10"0' Decision  
PRIDE 9 NEW BLOOD

Vitor
Belfort
vs Gilbert
Yvel
2R 10"0' Decision  
PRIDE 5

Kazushi
Sakuraba
vs Vitor
Belfort
2R 10"0' Decision