Vitor


Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort and Anthony "Rumble" Johnson will collide in the Octagon this weekend at UFC 142 in Brazil.  This is a great fight and it's the co-main event along with Jose Aldo's title defense against Chad Mendes.   Belfort vs. Johnson is a fight with definite title implications.  Vitor is looking to rematch Anderson Silva, while Johnson is seeking his first crack at a UFC title.  It's really a must-win for both fighters.

Both men were present at a media photo-shoot down in Brazil (see pics above and below), and they appear rough and ready for their upcoming battle.  Can Vitor stop Rumble's takedowns?  That will be the key for both guys.  If Johnson wants to try one of his famous head kicks, he might be in for a surprise.  He hasn't faced anyone with the striking skills of Belfort, and Vitor will be looking for the kill shot as always.

This is Johnson's first fight at 185 pounds and even though he's moved up a weight class, he still looks huge for his weight.  He'll probably be over 200 pounds on fight night.  We'll have to see if the weight class change makes him stronger, or if he should stay down at welterweight for awhile.

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