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Vitor Belfort Scouting Report

vitor belfort scouting report

Vitor Belfort Scouting Report


6’0″ 185 lbs (Middleweight)
74″ reach, Southpaw
April 1, 1977


25-13, 1 NC (UFC: 14-9, 1 NC)

Current Streak

1 straight win


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)



– deadly striker
– incredible athlete
– 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



– 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



The Phenom is 40 years old now – not much of a phenom any more.