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"The Phenom"

Vitor Belfort

26Wins14Losses1No Contest

Win Rate
63 %
Finish Rate
81 %
Decision Win %
50 %

Vitor Belfort

6' 0 (183 cm)
74 in. (6' 2/188 cm)
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Carlson Gracie
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
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
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.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC: UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Championship
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (Five times)
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (One time)
  • UFC: 2nd Most knockouts in UFC history (12)
  • UFC: Most first round finishes in UFC history (13)
  • UFC: Youngest UFC tournament winner (19 years, 313 days)
  • Cage Rage Championships: Cage Rage World Light heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • World MMA Awards: 2013 Knockout of the Year vs. Luke Rockhold
  • Sherdog: 2013 All-Violence First Team
  • ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: ADCC 2001 Absolute division – Bronze medal

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