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Vitor Belfort Scouting Report

vitor belfort scouting report

Vitor Belfort Scouting Report

Vitals

6’0″ 205 lbs (Middleweight)
74″ reach, Southpaw
April 1, 1977

Record

24-13 (UFC: 13-9)

Current Streak

2 straight losses

Training

Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black belt in Judo
Purple belt in Shotokan Karate

Championships Held

UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament winner: 1997
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2004 (no successful title defenses)
Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion: 2007 (no title defenses)

 

Strengths

– deadly striker
– extremely quick hands
– can swarm opponents and land punches in bunches
– immense knockout power
– well schooled in various aspects of the sport (two black belts, one purple belt)
– extremely experienced
– very physically strong
– great chin – only been knocked out once in his career
– very good boxer – fought professionally
– good striker in the clinch and on the ground
– very good at taking his opponent to the mat
– good at passing guard
– world class grappler/BJJ practitioner

 

Weaknesses

– well past his prime
has had an inconsistent career
– has been busted for steroid use in the past
– doesn’t land very many strikes
– gets hit more than he strikes his opponent
– poor striking defense
– poor takedown defense
– has to fight without TRT now
– looks like a completely different fighter under the UFC’s new drug testing policy
– got brutalized in his last few fights

 

Synopsis

The Phenom is 39 years old now – not much of a phenom any more.  But his late career resurrection has been a sight to behold.

 

 

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