UFC on FX 8 Belfort vs. Rockhold

May 18, 2013
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UFC on FX 8 PosterUFC on FX 8 in Brazil:
Belfort vs. Rockhold
Date: May 18, 2013
Venue: Arena Jaraguá
Location: Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil


attendance: 7,642

Fighter Awards & Bonuses ($50,000 each)
– Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
– Submission of the Night: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
– Fight of The Night: Lucas Martins and Jeremy Larsen

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Main Bouts (on FX):
Vitor Belfort def. Luke Rockhold by KO at 3:32, R1
-Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Chris Camozzi by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:37, R1
-Rafael dos Anjos def. Evan Dunham by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Rafael Natal def. João Zeferino by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Bouts (on Fuel TV):
-Nik Lentz def. Hacran Dias by unanimous decision (28-27, 29-28, 29-28)
-Francisco Trinaldo def. Mike Rio by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:08, R1
-Gleison Tibau def. John Cholish by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:34, R2
-Paulo Thiago def. Michel Prazeres by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Yuri Alcantara def. Iliarde Santos by TKO at 2:31, R1
-Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollet by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28 29-27)

Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-John Lineker df. Azamat Gashimov by TKO at 1:07, R2
-Jussier Formiga def. Chris Cariaso by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Lucas Martins def. Jeremy Larsen by KO at :13, R3


UFC on FX 8 Belfort vs. Rockhold Start Times:
Preliminary Bouts on Facebook: 4:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. PT
Preliminary Bouts on Fuel TV: 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
Main Card on FX: 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT

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  • Madmmax

    Tough first fight for Rockhold. Not too many people can stand with Belfort, and I have a feeling that’s what Luke is gonna try to do. Belfort 2nd rd KO or TKO

    • Tough fight I agree and Im a fan of both guys but I think we’re gonna see an major Upset, Luke has been on a tear lately., Kennedy, Souza, and Jardine 2 of which are tough fights, Jardine not so much.You got to go back all the way to 2007 to see his only loss. Im calling Luke, 3rd rnd Submission (RNC). Changing of the guard it’s only a matter of time until we see the young(er) guys to start to take over, it’s inevitable.

  • BobLemons

    Just heard Philippou is injured.. Disappointed 🙁

  • ned sto

    This is what Rockhold has been asking for. A top UFC fighter to prove that he’s not a second rate fighter with a SF belt. I’m curious to know what Dana’s plans are with Rockhold if he beats Vitor. It would be hard to deny him a title shot.

  • rapidfire

    Rockhold sucks big donkey balls.after all that talk..
    i thought he was gonna give belfort a run for his life.
    what a pathetic performance.
    Rockhold showed why he’s a B class fighter.
    never trust a fighter who runs his mouth ever again.