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Earlier this week it was announced that Luke Rockhold would make his UFC debut against Vitor Belfort at an unnamed event in Brazil. Well, that event is now named and will take place on May 18.
Tatame confirmed that UFC on FX 8 would take place at Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil on May 18.
Belfort (22-10) is coming off a giant win against Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC on FX 7 earlier this year. Following the victory, Belfort called out UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. It looks as if “The Phenom” will remain at 185 pounds for now though.
Following the event, the UFC announced that Belfort was allowed testosterone replacement therapy. Many believed that he would fail his post-fight drug test, however those rumors fell false when it was revealed that he past.
Rockhold (10-1) has been sidelined due to injury since last July when he won a unanimous decision over Tim Kennedy to retain his Strikeforce middleweight belt. Rockhold called out Belfort in the past few...
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UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold
When: May 18th, 2013
Where: Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil
Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
UFC veteran Vitor Belfort will face Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold this summer in Brazil. Dana White hinted at pairing these two up last month and confirmed this event today. He did not say exactly when the event will take place but most likely in the second quarter of 2013. This fight makes sense and will be a big factor in the middleweight title picture. ...
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The Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will make his debut with the UFC against Vitor Belfort at a major event in Brazil.
UFC President Dana White confirmed the match-up today while in London for the UFC on FUEL TV 7 pre-fight press conference.
Rockhold and Belfort will headline the event which will take place at an unknown venue on an unknown date, which White confirmed...
Following Wednesday’s UFC on FUEL TV 7 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White confirmed Vitor Belfort (Pictured) will welcome Luke Rockhold to the big leagues at a yet-to-be announced event in Brazil.
According to White, the shootout will likely take place within the next three months and the victor could get next dibs at Anderson Silva’s middleweight crown.
UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping discusses his recent loss to Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 and gives his thoughts testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT). Heading into UFC on FX 7...