Vitor
Belfort
25-12-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #4 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 5 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 35 fights.
Record: 25-12-0
Summary: Boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, explosive striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Phenom
From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janerio Brazil
Age: 39
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 74"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
364
48% Successful
176
Types of Successful Strikes
0
176
40% Standing
22%
38% Ground
71
38
67
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
4
75% Successful
3
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
4
1
Takedown Defense
52
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Vitor Belfort
May 14, 2016
39
4
1
0
0
0
4
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Vitor Belfort
Nov 7, 2015
6
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Vitor Belfort
May 23, 2015
46
18
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Vitor Belfort
Nov 9, 2013
12
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Vitor Belfort
May 18, 2013
9
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Vitor Belfort
Jan 19, 2013
18
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Vitor Belfort
Sep 22, 2012
65
16
1
0
1
1
3
0
R4 Submission
Win
Vitor Belfort
Jan 14, 2012
14
4
0
2
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Vitor Belfort
Aug 6, 2011
12
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Vitor Belfort
Feb 5, 2011
6
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Vitor Belfort
Sep 19, 2009
9
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Vitor Belfort
Affliction - Day of Reckoning
Jan 24, 2009
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Vitor Belfort
Affliction - Banned
Jul 19, 2008
21
5
0
1
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Vitor Belfort
Cage Rage 23: Unbelievable
Sep 22, 2007
18
15
3
1
0
0
12
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Vitor Belfort
Cage Rage 21: Judgement Day
Apr 21, 2007
17
2
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Vitor Belfort
PRIDE 32: The Real Deal
Oct 21, 2006
39
10
5
1
1
1
5
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Vitor Belfort
PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute
Jul 1, 2006
2
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Vitor Belfort
Strikeforce - Revenge
Jun 9, 2006
35
21
1
1
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Vitor Belfort
PRIDE Total Elimination 2005
Apr 23, 2005
26
11
2
1
1
1
0
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Vitor Belfort
Feb 5, 2005
27
19
4
0
0
1
3
1
R3 Decision - Split
Vitor Belfort
Aug 21, 2004
50
3
2
0
0
2
1
0
R3 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Vitor Belfort
Jan 31, 2004
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Win
Vitor Belfort
Jun 6, 2003
9
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Vitor Belfort
Jun 22, 2002
43
20
0
3
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Vitor Belfort
PRIDE 14: Clash of the Titans
May 27, 2001
8
33
3
3
1
1
2
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Vitor Belfort
PRIDE 13: Collision Course
Mar 25, 2001
4
1
2
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Vitor Belfort
Daijiro Matsui
PRIDE 10: Return of the Warriors
Aug 27, 2000
47
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
R2 Decision
Win
Vitor Belfort
PRIDE 9: New Blood
Jun 4, 2000
18
2
4
0
0
0
4
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Vitor Belfort
PRIDE 5
Apr 29, 1999
53
9
1
1
0
0
0
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Vitor Belfort
Oct 16, 1998
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Vitor Belfort
UFC - Ultimate Japan
Dec 21, 1997
0
1
2
0
3
0
5
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Vitor Belfort
Oct 17, 1997
34
6
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Vitor Belfort
May 30, 1997
15
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Vitor Belfort
Feb 7, 1997
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Vitor Belfort
Feb 7, 1997
17
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I've been doing this as a professional athlete for 20 years. I've been on the top of my sport for all this time. And the only way to achieve that is giving everything I got during training and I don't mean only physically, I mean everything. Sacrifice is needed to reach the top and stay there.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I just liked the sport. It is challenging and I like to be challenged.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Former UFC light heavyweight champion, UFC heavyweight tournament champion, been ranked top 10 in light heavyweight and middleweight divisions. TUF Brazil coach.

Do you have any heroes? Jesus

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It’s an honor. This is where I started and Dana and the Fertittas have done nothing but the best with this organization. I want to finish my career where I started it.

What was your job before you started fighting? Fighting has always been my job
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion
 
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 1-0 in pro boxing
 
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
 
• 14-7 UFC record

• Has won 11 of his last 15 bouts, nine by KO

• 18 wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, armbar)

• Win over Johnson was his first submission win since submitting Bobby Southworth in PRIDE in 2001

• 5-3 in PRIDE, with wins over Gilbert Yvel and Heath Herring.

• Has faced ten current or former UFC or PRIDE champions (Jones, Anderson Silva, Couture, Liddell, Franklin, Ortiz, Wanderlei Silva, Dan Henderson, Weidman, Rockhold).

• Coached the first season of TUF Brazil against Wanderlei Silva

• Has not been to a decision since 2007

Career

Trained With

Randy Couture
Randy Couture
19-11-0
( W-L-D )
Mike Pyle
Mike Pyle
27-11-1
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Wanderlei Silva
Wanderlei Silva
35-12-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Yoshihiro Akiyama
14-6-0, 2NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Rich Franklin UFC® 103 FRANKLIN vs BELFORT

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