The black belt in Bjj, judo and former Ufc Hw and light-Hw champion Vitor Belfort entered this fight with a record of 25-13-0 (84% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.11 middleweight in the world but his last win occurred in 2015, against Dan Henderson (=Belfort vs Henderson 3). After this bout ‘The Phenom’ Belfort has lost three consecutive fights: with Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza (=Belfort vs Jacare), Gegard Mousasi (=Mousasi vs Belfort) and Kelvin Gastelum (then overturned in a no-contest because the American tested positive for marijuana, Belfort vs Gastelum).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Strikeforce Ww champion Nate Marquardt, has a mma record of 35-17-2 (77% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.36 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year losing to Thiago Santos and beating Tamdan McCrory; after this bout he lost to Sam Alvey in 2017. Vitor Belfort vs Nate Marquardt is on the undercard of Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway – UFC 212. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 212: Aldo vs Holloway
Where: HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC 212 fight card (main fights):
Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway
Claudia Gadelha vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Vitor Belfort vs Nate Marquardt
Paulo Borrachinha vs Oluwale Bamgbose
Erick Silva vs Yancy Medeiros
Marlon Moraes vs Raphael Assuncao
Iuri Alcantara vs Brian Kelleher
Belfort’s previous fight: Vitor Belfort vs Kelvin Gastelum
Marquardt’s next fight: Cezar Ferreira vs Nate Marquardt
Belfort’s next fight: Vitor Belfort vs Lyoto Machida
Belfort vs Marquardt Fight Video:
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