Belfort vs. Rockhold UFC Fight on May 18 in Brazil
|Written by Michael Gordon|
|Thursday, 14 February 2013 22:34|
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Vitor Belfort announcement and Luke Rockhold will meet in the main event of UFC on FX 8: "Rockhold vs. Belfort" which will be held on 18 May at the Jaragua Arena in Santa Catarina, Brasil.
Belfort (22-10) defeated the first day of the year to Michael Bisping at UFC on FX 7. "The Phenom" is just a couple of wins from a possible rematch with Anderson Silva, but first you need to focus on their commitment to Rockhold.
The last middleweight champion Luke Rockhold Strikeforce reached the Octagon with UFC record of 10-1, and was never defeated in Strikeforce. Rockhold had important wins over Ronaldo Souza and Tim Kennedy.
Notably Rockhold did not run with the same fate as Gilbert Melendez, who debuted in facing the UFC champion lightweight division. The UFC executives decided to put a difficult test to Rockhold, to see if he really has what it takes to face middleweight champion Anderson Silva UFC.