Reach74 in. (6' 2/188 cm)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CoachCarlson Gracie
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Biography(references)Born and raised in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Belfort began training in boxing at the age of 12 under Claudio Coelho. Belfort later studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu with Carlson Gracie, who gave him his black belt. Gracie scouted Belfort at the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships, where he won the Absolute and Heavyweight titles for blue belts under age 18. Belfort, 17 at the time, was invited to compete at Gracie's gym, where he trained with the likes of Murilo Bustamante, Ricardo Loborio, Ricardo De La Riva, Mario Sperry, and Wallid Ismail.
Fighter Trivia(references)Belfort was born on 1 April 1977, in Rio de Janeiro to a French-Brazilian father and a Greek-Brazilian mother. The group allegedly buried her body in the woods in Rio de Janeiro where police conducted searches, but her remains have never been found. Belfort also appeared in a testimonial video on I Am Second, in which he shares his story of his faith in Jesus Christ.
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