At 36 years of age and more than 16 years on from his UFC debut against Tra Telligman in 1997, Vitor Belfort continues to excite and amaze MMA fans.
Following his defeat to Jon Jones, where he came close to finishing the light-heavyweight champion with an arm-bar, the Brazilian has returned to middleweight and recorded two spectacular knock-out victories. After stopping Michael Bisping in January, Belfort followed this up with a spectacular spinning-kick knock-out of the former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in Brazil on Saturday.
There may be some questions over his use of testosterone replacement therapy but after this Vitor is now very much back in the title picture. Whether or not he’ll get another shot at Anderson Silva is debatable but the former champion is a serious contender once again.
Enjoy this animated GIF of the Phenom’s 1st round KO win over Rockhold.
This weekend at UFC 160 in Las Vegas heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defends his title against Bigfoot Silva and Mark Hunt is after a fourth straight KO win against former champion Junior Dos Santos. That’ll be two more knock-outs to enjoy right there. Will they be able to top Vitor’s spinning-back kick?