The black belt in Bjj, judo and former Ufc Hw and light-Hw champion Vitor Belfort entered this fight with a pro record of 26-13-0 (81% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 middleweight in the world. ‘The Phenom’ Belfort lost three consecutive fights between 2016 and 2017: 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), but then he has beat Nate Marquardt (Vitor Belfort vs Nate Marquardt).
His opponent, the black belt in karate, Bjj and former Ufc light-hw champion Lyoto Machida, has an official mma record of 23-8-0 (48% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.24 in the same weight class. He also lost three consecutive bouts between 2015 and 2017, with Luke Rockhold (Machida vs Rockhold), Yoel Romero (Machida vs Romero) and Derek Brunson (Brunson vs Machida) but he came back to win in 2018 against Eryk Anders (Lyoto Machida vs Eryk Anders). Machida vs Belfort is on the undercard of Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington – UFC 224. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 224: Nunes vs Pennington
Where: Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC 224 fights card (main fights):
Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington
Kelvin Gastelum vs Ronaldo Jacare Souza
Mackenzie Dern vs Amanda Bobby Cooper
John Lineker vs Brian Kelleher
Vitor Belfort vs Lyoto Machida
Alberto Mina vs Ramazan Emeev
Machida’s next fight: Lyoto Machida vs Rafael Carvalho
Belfort’s next fight: Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort
Belfort vs Machida Fight Video:
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