Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort Full Fight
Chris Weidman defended his belt for the fourth time and moved to 13-0 with a TKO victory over Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson. Now, after suffering his first two losses in his career he looks to get back on track. When he faces Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of UFC 210 live on Pay-Per-View.
Here he is fighting a rejuvenated Belfort, a legend in the sport of mixed martial arts who has fought every one of note. And coming off three straight spectacular wins against three of the top fighters in the division. Belfort looked to turn back the hands of time and regain yet another title to add to his list.
Weidman vs Belfort Round One
Weidman began the fight by stalking his opponent. Pressing the action for the first half of the round. Vitor then exploded landed some solid shots that hurt the champion, cutting him on the face. Weidman managed to push off and create some distance but looked in trouble. The champion then regained his composure, before deciding to take the fight to the ground.
It was here that Weidman showed his dominance by mounting and exploding with some vicious ground and pound. Vitor appeared to be rattled by the punches and elbows and while he did attempt to defend, Weidman began to systematically wear him down. Chris continued to pour on the shots and with no sign of Belfort being able to escape. Until the referee, Herb Dean stepped in to call a stop to the action.
A Relieved Chris Weidman
A relieved Chris Weidman waved his finger to Belfort in a sign that he would not succeed against him. Vitor having said before the fight that he would, of course, take the title. We got to see the changing of the guard as the champion disposed yet again of another legend. Making the All American now the only man to beat all three elite Brazilian fighters.
Mousasi is one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC. Slowly creeping his way toward a title shot. Mousasi has already been a Champion in multiple other organisations. At UFC 210 he will look to get past the former Champion Weidman in his quest for UFC gold. But first, let us take a closer look at his UFC 187 title defence against the seasoned veteran in Belfort.