87.9
KO (Front Kick)
6:00
      These guys literally just stared at each other for 2 minutes. Belfort threw a few punches, Machida threw a few kicks, and then they went back to staring at each other. That first round really sucked. I would probably score it for Machida for landing more kicks, but neither fighter did enough to feel proud after that first round. They traded some punches to start the second round, Machida threw a few kicks, Belfort looked like he was getting frustrated, and then Machida knocked him the fuck out with a front kick to the chin, ending Belfort's career in brutal fashion.
87.0
Decision
15:00
      Marquardt clinched early, and tripped Belfort to the ground one minute into the opening round, landing inside Belfort's guard. Belfort tied him up, so all Marquardt could do is throw shoulder strikes. The referee stood them up a minute later due to inactivity. Belfort threw some punches, caused Marquardt to back up, and then he threw a big head kick, which was partially blocked. They both slowed down significantly at the end of the round. Marquardt scored with that takedown, but the rest of the round probably goes to Belfort, so I scored the round for Belfort.
     Marquardt threw some big punches early in the second round, but Belfort unloaded on him with some wild shit 90 seconds into the round, and nearly finished Marquardt against the fence, but Marquardt was able to weather the storm. Marquardt started picking apart Belfort in the last half of the round, as he found his range, and was able to land some big shots, while avoiding damage. That was a close round, but I'm going to give it to Marquardt to keep it interesting, so I think whoever wins the final round will win the fight.
     The final round was another close round, but Belfort landed the better strikes overall, and when Marquardt shot for a takedown with a minute left, Belfort stuffed the shit out of it. In the end, this fight should go to Vitor Belfort, 29-28 in my opinion, but I can see the scorecards being all over the place. This is probably Belfort's last fight in the UFC, so the UFC would want Marquardt to win, but it's Brazil, so everyone else wants Belfort to win, and most doctors probably want them both to retire, so...? All 3 judges agreed with me, giving the unanimous decision victory to Vitor Belfort. It's also worth noting that this is Belfort's first decision in nearly a decade.
90.3
TKO (Punches)
3:52
      Vitor was doing a fantastic job for the first half of the opening round, as he blasted Gastelum with some really hard & fast punches & a few decent kicks. Gastelum seemed to have trouble finding his range, until he dropped Belfort halfway through the round. He nearly finished him with some ground & pound, but the referee let the fight continue, and Belfort was able to fight his way back to his feet. Belfort's face was busted up, and after another exchange, Gastelum was able to drop Belfort again, forcing the referee to stop the fight. That was another huge win for Kelvin Gastelum, as he once again proved that he deserves a spot in the Top 10 at Middleweight. On that same note though, he basically retired Tim Kennedy, and at this point, I can't help but feel like Vitor should consider retiring as well. He looked pretty decent at the start of this fight, but I just don't think he has what it takes any more to fight his way to another title shot. He had a decent performance here though while he lasted.
91.7
TKO (Punches)
7:43
      The first round mostly had Mousasi controlling the center of the cage, walking down Belfort, and hammering him with big kicks to the body & legs, and he rocked him late in the first round with a combination of punches up against the fence. Mousasi went for a couple of takedowns, but only completed one, at the very end of the round as the buzzer was sounding. Round one clearly goes to Mousasi. Belfort had some fast counterstriking, but not enough to come close to winning the round at all. Mousasi's "calm" attitude has me cracking up a little bit.
     Belfort landed a hard body kick early in the second round, but after that, Mousasi unloaded on him, brutally beat the shit out of him with all kinds of wild strikes, Belfort was in some serious trouble up against the fence after Mousasi rocked him with a head kick, Mousasi clinched, threw Belfort to the ground, mounted him, Belfort tried to roll out of danger, Mousasi continued to dominate him with his grappling, he unloaded with some brutal punches & elbows from full mount, and the referee eventually had to stop the fight when Belfort gave up his back one last time, and got punched in the head really really hard. That was another fantastic finish by Gegard Mousasi, more than likely ending the career of Belfort.
90.4
TKO (Punches)
4:38
      Jacare landed some hard kicks in the first round, Vitor threw a flying knee, Jacare tried to take the fight to the ground, Belfort stuffed it a couple of times, and then finally Jacare took him down 2 minutes into the first round. From there, Jacare beat up Belfort with short elbows, and big punches. Belfort's eyes are already covered with blood. The doctor checked Belfort's cuts, said he was fine, so the fight continued back on the ground with Jacare on top. Belfort scrambled out of that, Jacare went for an armbar, and Belfort got back to his feet, but Jacare immediately pressed him against the cage, looking for another takedown. Belfort sort of pulled guard, threw some heavy upkicks, and Jacare continued to pound on him with massive punches. Jacare moved into full mount, and dropped a lot of massive punches & elbows to the head of the bloodied Belfort. The fight was stopped late in the first round due to Jacare's ground & pound. That was a pretty big win for Jacare, as he continues to show some ridiculous top control and ground & pound.
90.5
TKO (Head Kick & Punches)
2:07
      Hahaha... What the fuck was that? Henderson landed 3 leg kicks, MAYBE 4? And then they literally just stood and stared at each other for several minutes, before Belfort launched a head kick, knocking Henderson to the ground, where Belfort was able to finish him with a barrage of punches. That fight was well on it's way to becoming the most boring fight in MMA history, but... BOOM! When Vitor Belfort goes in for the kill, he REALLY goes in for the kill. That was awesome. On a side note, I really don't want to see Henderson fight again. He's 45, and he's lost 6 of his last 8 fights, 3 by first round knockouts. He's a legendary fighter, but let's hang up those gloves, alright? Belfort on the other, MAYBE is still kind of legit? That was a solid performance, other than the super slow start.
94.3
TKO (Punches)
2:53
      HOLY SHIT, that was a fucking title fight right there... Belfort hit Weidman, Belfort tripped, Weidman charged him, got sloppy, Belfort went fucking NUTS on Weidman, brutally beating him with punches against the fench, and in the clinch, cutting Weidman open, etc... Weidman was able to take Belfort to the ground though, where he quickly got the full mount, and then he brutally beat Belfort with punches & HARD elbows, finishing the fight halfway through the first round. AWESOME win for Chris Weidman. I know people have a lot of questions about Belfort, but if you had any questions about Weidman, he continues to prove that he really is the best middleweight in the world right now. Pretty huge victory here, over the highly ranked Vitor Belfort.
88.9
KO (Head Kick)
1:17
      Well... That was something... They circled each other (without touching either other) for about a minute, and then Henderson moved in, randomly slipped or something, he looked like he was half asleep for no apparent reason, Vitor kicked him in the head, with a loud *CRACK* sound, Henderson fell back down, the referee basically tackled both of them to stop the fight, and Henderson was just looking at him like "What's going on? Why did you stop the fight?" I don't know what to think about this to be honest. Vitor is (basically) on steroids, and has won 3 fights in a row, after losing to the champ, Jon Jones, about a year ago, and this makes 3 losses in a row for Henderson, so I'm not even clear why he's still fighting to be honest. Shitty, weird main event, to an otherwise fantastic card.
93.7
KO (Spinning Heel Kick & Punches)
2:32
      FUCK YEAH!!! Going into this fight, not being a huge fan of most of the Strikeforce fighters that are coming out of the woodwork, I was a little nervous after hearing about how much of a beast Rockhold was. I felt confident Belfort would win, but Rockhold's fans seemed to think he was a monster. Well, after a brief feeling out process, and Belfort exploding a handful of times with big punch combinations, Belfort unleashed a spinning heel kick OUT OF NOWHERE, knocking Rockhold on his ass, and Belfort swarmed him, launching super fast and hard punches, knocking Rockhold unconscious. Vitor Belfort is still legit, and he's THIS much closer to another title shot. Amazing fight! BAM BAM BAM!!! VITOR BELFORT FOR THE WIN!!! I still think he should have to fight someone else (maybe Jacare? Francis Carmont?) but after that, if he can win one more fight, I think he MIGHT BE standing on Anderson Silva's doorstep, waiting for another title shot. It's always cool seeing Vitor get big wins in Brazil.
90.3
TKO (Head Kick & Punches)
6:27
      Damnit! I was really cheering for Bisping in this fight, I thought it would be cool to see him take out Vitor in his home country, and then move on to have a rematch against Anderson Silva. The problem is, Bisping looked like shit in the first round, and the second round basically consisted of Vitor kicking him in the face, and then punching the shit out of him until the fight was stopped. And then Vitor delivered yet another speech about God. I really don't have much of an interest in seeing Vitor fight Anderson Silva again. I now agree that Bisping doesn't deserve a title shot at the moment, but I don't think Vitor does either. Wait... Vitor just called out Jon Jones? Now I'm just confused...
92.6
Submission (Keylock)
15:54
      Jon Jones is a beast. As usual, he kicked a lot of ass here. At one point in the first round, Vitor Belfort LOCKED ON an armbar, but Jones refused to tap, and he powered his way out of it. For the rest of the fight, I thought his arm might be broken though. The next 3 rounds had a lot of back & forth action, but primarily everything went in Jones's favor. He cut Vitor's eye open pretty badly in the first round with some ground & pound, and from that point forward, it was an uphill battle for Belfort. Great title fight overall, and I guess I'm not sure what's next for either fighter at this point, considering how strange the matchup was to begin with.
91.7
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
4:49
      This was interesting I guess, mostly because this event took place in Brazil, Vitor is famous in Brazil, and Anthony Johnson came in 11 pounds overweight. The fight on the feet was pretty close, maybe giving the slight advantage to Anthony Johnson. The wrestling game was sort of close, with Johnson being stronger, but Belfort defending well with his Jiu-Jitsu. In the end, Belfort got on Johnson's back, and choked him out. Pretty simple ending, but decent fight overall.
92.7
KO (Punches)
1:52
      Yeah! When Vitor Belfort is on top of his game, he's awesome to watch, and this was one of those examples. The fight started kind of slow, but after Belfort started to unload on Akiyama a little before the two minute mark, Belfort FUCKING EXPLODED, and just absolutely destroyed Akiyama's head with punches, until he was literally laying flat on his face, unconscious. Vitor Belfort is a badass.
93.4
KO (Front Kick & Punches)
3:25
      This was technically a slow boring fight, but it was still badass, because the end was phenomenal. They spent the first half of the first round circling each other with no real point, and then Vitor turned up the heat, Silva did his usual bobblehead stuff, dodging all of the attacks, and eventually he kicked Vitor in the face, and BAM... Knocked the fuck out. Just to make sure it was over, Anderson punched him in the face twice while Vitor was laying on the ground, and then finally the referee stopped the fight. I said a while back that I thought Vitor would be the guy to beat Anderson, but clearly I was wrong. Anderson Silva is fucking unstoppable.
90.7
TKO (Punches)
3:02
      This was a pretty huge main event, but the actual fight sucked. It basically went 3 full minutes without anybody making a move, eventually Franklin went in with a sloppy attack, Belfort countered, threw a few punches, looked like he missed most of them, and Franklin collapsed and fell asleep. Huh? Whatever... Still, Belfort is a legit contender for Silva, and I've been saying for a while, that he COULD POSSIBLY be the guy to take out Silva, but yeah, Franklin didn't put up much of a fight here at all.
89.3
KO (Punches)
0:37
      This was fun, because I'm not a fan of Lindland, so watching him get knocked out by Belfort in 37 seconds, made this one of the best Lindland fights I've seen to date. Congrats to Belfort for throwing those big punches, and knocking out an over-rated legend in Matt Lindland. This was one of the worst knockouts I've ever seen though, from the standpoint of, Lindland was on the ground for a LONG TIME after he got knocked out, and they brought in a neck brace, and several minutes later, he still didn't seem to have any idea where he was, or what was going on. Nice performance by Belfort.
88.6
KO (Punches)
8:12
      The first round was pretty boring, with Belfort winning on points, but neither fighter really did any damage in the first round. It was mostly slow paced sparring. They started to throw with a little more heat in the second round, and right when I thought Belfort was starting to make some magic happen, Martin took him to the ground. Belfort hit him with elbows from the guard though, so the takedown probably ended up doing more damage to Martin, than it did to Belfort. Belfort slid out from underneath Martin, got the fight back to the feet, and then knocked Martin the fuck out, with brutal punches. Nice win for Vitor Belfort, even though the first round was pretty boring.
91.0
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty great fight. The first round was full of back & forth action, with grappling galore. Henderson took down Belfort, Belfort reversed it, Henderson reversed it, they rolled around like a snowball, and there were even a few submission attempts by both fighters. I gave the first round to Henderson, but it was REALLY close. The 2nd & 3rd rounds were more or less dominated by Henderson, leaving Belfort exhausted by the end of the fight. After a really solid grappling match, Dan Henderson wins by unanimous decision.
88.2
KO (Punch)
0:36
      Welp... Not much to say about this one. Takahashi came out wiggling his hands all around, trying to create some sort of diversion maybe? Then he got knocked the fuck out, quickly, with only a couple of punches by Vitor Belfort. Is the Phenom back? Or did his opponent just suck? I'm not entirely sure, but I'm not going to put TOO much excitement behind Vitor Belfort, until I see him actually take out some worthwhile competition. Vitor Belfort wins by a quick KO in the first round.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      The first round had Belfort catching a knee from Overeem, and taking him to the ground, where Belfort beat him up for a while. By the end of the round, Overeem was on top, beating up Belfort, but I'd still probably give the first round to Belfort. The second round had Overeem on top, beating up Belfort with basic ground & pound action, not real exciting, but he was scoring points at least. By the end of the second round, Belfort was on top beating up Overeem, BUT, I'd probably give that round to Overeem still. Scoring this fight feels weird & backwards. All I know is, the winner comes down to the third round in my opinion. The third round had Overeem on top, beating up Belfort with basic ground & pound, securing the victory for Overeem. Pretty lame fight overall, for what should have been one of the most explosive fights in MMA history. It's also kind of disappointing seeing Belfort on a 4 fight losing streak (not including his win over Antony Rea, whoever that is, from a Cage Rage event 6 months ago.
89.9
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
9:36
      This fight was a little boring, but it was between a couple of great fighters, so it was kind of fun watching the "Pride vs. UFC" thing again (Overeem vs. Belfort). The fight mostly took place on the ground, both guys had top position (in the other guy's guard) a few times, but not a lot of action was happening, until the very end of the first round, where Overeem locked on a guillotine choke, finishing Belfort via submission. Nice win for Overeem, who moves on to the next round of the tournament.
93.1
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This fight had to be the fight of the night, even though I really dislike Tito Ortiz... Both guys had some great takedowns, and both guys had some great takedown defense... Tito had his usual elbows with him, and Belfort was blasting away at Tito's face with his furious punch combos... Belfort almost finished Tito with a guillotine choke, and he also almost finished him while standing, because his punch combos were NUTS!!! But, alas, Belfort ran out of gas about halfway through the second round, and Tito came prepared... For the most part, other than those moments where Belfort almost won, Tito pretty much dominated the fight, by just holding Belfort to the ground, and pounding away... Good fight, hard to really call a fight with so much back & forth action, but yeah, it was good... Tito Ortiz ended up winning by split-decision... After the fight was over, Tito called out Chuck, and Ken Shamrock, and then we almost got to see a gang war in the octagon... Good stuff...
83.9
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
15:00
      This fight was a pretty big grudge match, since Randy got screwed out of his title at UFC 46, so I was looking forward to seeing Randy hand Vitor his ass during this fight... From the start of the fight, Randy pinned Belfort up against the cage, and just kind of grinded against him... All 3 of the first 3 rounds consisted of the same thing... During the first round, Randy opened up Vitor with an accidental headbutt, leading to a pretty bad cut over Belfort's eye, which continued to get worse as the fight progressed... The point is, after the third round ended, the doctors decided to stop the fight due to the cut, and Randy Couture becomes the new Light Heavyweight Champion!!! (Again...)
70.0
TKO (Cut)
0:49
      This sucked... Vitor Belfort threw one punch, missed, but either his fingernail, or glove (or something) grazed Randy's eye, cutting through his lower eyelid, and leaving his eyeball exposed, so they had to stop the fight within the first few seconds of the fight... So, Vitor Belfort wins by doctor's stoppage, but in my opinion, this fight DEFINITELY should have been called a "No Contest" and they should have just held the fight at some other event... The way this fight ended sucked, and I would have been ok with it if Randy wouldn't have "lost the belt", but DUDE... It was a freak injury, and he lost in a few seconds... NO CONTEST... Neither fighter should have won this fight... The end result of crowning a new champion was lame, and everybody knows it...
90.9
TKO (Knees & Punches)
1:07
      Man, I'll tell you what... Marvin Eastman has got to be one of the baddest LOOKING fighters I've ever seen, but everytime I see him get in there to fight, his opponents make him look like a bitch... This fight started with Vitor Belfort just standing there, calm, cool, collected, etc... Marvin Eastman was bouncing around like crazy, shaking nervously, like he was ready to pounce on Vitor... After throwing a couple of decent leg kicks (by Eastman), Vitor Belfort capitalized with a counter, by throwing a couple of Muay Thai knees to the face of Eastman, knocking him to the ground, and then he pounced on him, and disposed of him quickly with a barrage of punches similar to the ones he threw at Wanderlei Silva to knock him out back in Ultimate Brazil, only this time, the punches were landed while Eastman was already on the ground... The referee had to stop the fight due to the fact that Vitor was chopping away at Eastman's face with a giant axe (at least that's what it looked like after the fight)... Eastman left the fight, with a 14 inch (or so) gash above his right eye, where you could pretty much see his skull from 20 feet away... SICK CUT... Vitor Belfort absolutely destroyed Eastman by KO in the first round...
91.5
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty huge fight, and it pretty much marks Chuck's official step forward towards the title. Vitor Belfort landed a lot of good shots, but ultimately, Chuck out-boxed him, and out-kicked him, and out-wrestled him, for 3 full rounds, securing Chuck Liddell the unanimous decision victory. Pretty awesome fight overall.
89.0
Decision
20:00
      Um... Say what? Heath Herring won the first two rounds in my opinion, he had top position for the majority of all 3 rounds, he landed better strikes overall. The third round was kind of close, but in the end, I think Heath Herring clearly won this fight. Somehow though, the judges gave the fight to Vitor Belfort. So I ask again... Say what!?! Whatever... This fight was "Meh, ok..." but the decision was pretty poor.
89.2
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
4:09
     This fight wasn't very flashy. Belfort took the fight to the ground early, got caught in Southworth's guard, Southworth did a decent job defending himself for a couple of minutes, but wasn't able to do any actual damage, he was just in full defensive mode. Eventually, Belfort got on his back, locked on the rear-naked choke, and Southworth was forced to tap. Solid submission victory for Vitor Belfort.
87.0
Decision
20:00
     COME ON... Vitor Belfort is supposed to be amazing, but his last couple of fights have consisted of taking his opponent to the ground, and more or less just laying on them in their guard. Belfort always seems to win, by landing decent punches on the ground, but he really needs to step his game up, because these 20 minute decisions are boring the fuck out of me. Matsui on the other hand, was even worse, just laying on his back and taking the beating for the entire 20 minute fight. Lame start to what looks like it'll be a fairly decent card.
88.6
Decision
20:00
      And... we have another fight that consists of the basic double leg takedown, followed by getting caught in the guard, and then a 20 minute stalemate. Vitor Belfort landed some decent strikes from the top position, but in the end, Yvel just stalled the entire fight, and Belfort just slowly earned points by staying on top. Pretty shitty main event, especially since I know both of these guys have the potential to be EXTREMELY exciting fighters. So yeah, shitty card overall.
86.3
Decision
20:00
      This fight was ridiculous. Vitor came out like a ball of fire at the start of the fight, and tried to rip Sakuraba's head off with a flurry of punches. After that 1-2 minute explosion, Belfort gassed, and literally laid on the floor for the remainder of the 20 minute fight, letting Sakuraba kick the shit out of his leg. This was an embarrassing performance by Belfort. The best part of the fight, other than Belfort's early flurry, was the very end of the fight, when Sakuraba said fuck it, and started jumping in the air in an effort to stomp on Belfort's head. Good show by Sakuraba, horrible display by Belfort.
90.6
TKO (Punches)
0:44
      Well, that kind of sucks, because I like Wanderlei Silva a lot, but yeah, Vitor Belfort just fucked him up. I'm sure most UFC fans have at least seen the highlight clip from this fight, where Vitor Belfort runs right through Wanderlei Silva, throwing punch combinations, while sprinting across the octagon, until Silva just collapsed like he had been hit by a Brazilian Lawn Mower, shredding him into nothingness in the corner. Vitor Belfort is awesome.
89.9
Submission (Armbar)
4:03
      Joe Charles got schooled... This fight consisted of Vitor Belfort taking Charles to the ground, and running wild on him with his wrestling & submission skills, making Charles look absolutely foolish... Belfort got the mount, and then side mount, and then ran in circles, and mounted again, and jumped over here & over there, etc... He was all over Charles like a little luchadore or something... He didn't throw ANY punches, showing that he's an absolute submission machine if you try to grapple with him, and after attempting to choke out Charles with a couple of rear naked choke attempts, he eventually locked on the armbar for the quick submission victory...
92.1
TKO (Punches)
8:16
      This fight was worth watching, for historical reasons... When you think of Randy Couture & Vitor Belfort, both in their prime, this fight pretty much sums it up... Vitor Belfort got a bit winded early, which shows that if he doesn't finish you quickly, then he might not finish you... Randy Couture stayed on him, and with an 8 minute brawl, Randy Couture ended up throwing some big uppercuts, a series of them in fact, and Belfort fell to the ground... Couture climbed on top of him, and started slamming big fists into the head of Belfort, forcing the referee to stop the fight... Good show by Randy Couture!!!
93.3
TKO (Punches)
0:52
      Vitor Belfort is one of my new favorite fighters (assuming we're talking about fights in the 90's)... He came out against the street brawler, Tank Abbott, and literally beat the shit out of him... Belfort's hands are like a machine gun, and he just let loose all over Tank Abbott, forcing him to pretty much just collapse to the ground, covering his head in an attempt to avoid the fire... Tank didn't stand a chance against Belfort... Great way to end, what otherwise, was an "meh, ok" quality event...
94.4
TKO (Punches)
0:43
      Damn son!!! Vitor Belfort, just like his last fight, comes out with insane striking skills... He's the fastest puncher in the land, he hits HARD, he hits with sniper accuracy... He pretty much hit Ferrozzo twice, which knocked him to the ground... Belfort grabbed his back, and then started punching Ferrozzo in the back of the head, which caused the referee to stop the fight... While Big John McCarthy was pulling Belfort off Ferrozzo, Ferrozzo stood back up and tried to continue fighting Belfort, but the referees jumped on Ferrozzo, and a brawl almost started... Anyways, Vitor Belfort wins the 4 man tournament, to become tonight's Heavyweight Tournament Champ!
90.6
TKO (Cut)
1:17
      The UFC debut of Vitor Belfort! YEAH BABY!!! This fight basically started with Vitor Belfort throwing about 100 punches in 2 seconds, all of them connecting with extreme accuracy... Belfort then tried to take down Telligman, but that wasn't going to work, so Belfort unloaded another 1,000 punches, all of them connecting... The fight eventually went to the ground with Vitor Belfort on top, and Belfort started throwing these downward elbows to the side of the head of Telligman, forcing him to either get knocked out, or else he might have tapped out... I'm not REAL sure how this ended, but basically, Telligman wasn't going to be able to continue, so Belfort fucked him up with one of the most impressive UFC debuts I've seen in a while...