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Vitor Belfort beat Luke Rockhold in the first round of their middlewight fight at UFC on FX 8 on Saturday with an absolutely stunning spinning heel kick to the head.
Belfort knocked Rockhold down with the kick then jumped on him for a few punches before the referee stopped the fight with 2:32 left in the round. The win improves Belfort’s record to 23-10 and gives him four wins in his last five fights, with his loss coming to Jon Jones.
“I’m stronger than ever … as I was before,” Belfort said after the fight.
When asked if he felt he deserved another shot at the UFC middleweight title, Belfort deferred comment.
“I’m here to fight. I don’t pick fights, I accept fights. The fans decide it, Dana White,” he said.
Rockhold, who drops to 10-2, praised Belfort for the spinning heel kick.
“I take my hat off. He landed a spinning heel kick to my head. I didn’t see that one coming … what can I say? He caught me with a spinning heel kick to my head. Kudos to him.”
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The official weigh-ins for “UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold” take place today in Brazil. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 3PM ET/Noon PT.
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Vitor Belfort Post Fight Interview
The UFC returns to action Saturday night after a three week hiatus with the exciting eighth edition of the UFC on FX series, this time headlined by Brazilian legend Vitor Belfort taking on Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold. The weigh-ins took place earlier today, with all but one fighter making weight for their upcoming bouts.
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