UFC 133 | Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort vs Yoshihiro AkiyamaCategory: MMA
MATCHUP: Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort vs Yoshihiro Akiyama
EVENT: UFC 133: Evans vs Ortiz 2
DATE: August 6, 2011
VENUE: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
FIGHT DETAILS: Vitor Belfort faces Yoshihiro Akiyama in a non-title Middleweight bout.
Brazilian Belfort (19 wins – 9 losses, 13 KOs/2 submissions) is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He is currently ranked the No. 5 middleweight in the world by Sherdog.com.
In his last fight, he challenged champion Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight title at UFC 126. However, he was knocked out by an Anderson Silva front kick.
Japanese Akiyama (18 wins – 3 losses, 5 KOs/2 submissions) is the 2006 K-1 HERO’S Light Heavyweight tournament champion. All three of his UFC fights received “Fight of the Night” honors.
His last fight was at UFC 120 where he lost to Michael Bisping via Unanimous Decision.
FIGHT RESULT: Belfort knocked out Akiyama with a barrage of punches at the 1:52 mark of round 1.
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