UFC on FX 8’s main event between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold seemed like a sure firefight to kick off the UFC’s summer run. The fight certainly did not disappoint as Belfort defeated Rockhold in explosive fashion. The win likely propels Belfort to another shot at the middleweight crown.
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Belfort Floors Rockhold
It was expected to be an explosive fight and it did not disappoint when Vitor Belfort squared off with Luke Rockhold tonight in Brazil. Belfort would waste little time in the bout as he surprised everyone in the building with a spinning hook kick that floored Luke Rockhold. The bout puts Belfort back in title contention against the winner of July’s UFC 162 battle between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chris Weidman.
Rd. 1 – Slip on the kick attempt by Rockhold to open the action. Rockhold is up quick and pressing the action. Missed takedown attempt by Rockhold and Belfort tags him as he stands up but Rockhold recovers. Kick combo by Rockhold and he evades a Belfort combo with a slick check hook. Spinning hook kick by Belfort and it lands flush. Follow up strikes and that’s it! That’s all folks! Wow!
Vitor Belfort def. Luke Rockhold via KO (spinning hook kick) at 2:32 of Round 1