May 18, 2013; Jaragua do Sul, BRAZIL; Vitor Belfort (red shorts) celebrates after defeating Luke Rockhold (not pictured) during UFC on FX 8 at ARena Jaragua. Mandatory Credit: Jason da Silva-USA TODAY Sports

UFC on FX 8: Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold Full Fight Video Highlights


UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort was victorious in his UFC on FX 8 main event bout against former Strikeforce challenger Luke Rockhold. Belfort did not only win, he was able to win in a devastating fashion that caused the crowd to erupt and everyone at home’s jaw to hit the floor. Belfort landed a beautifully executed spinning heel kick right on Rockhold’s jaw and followed the strike up with some vicious ground-and-pound to turn off the lights. The finish earned Belfort the Knockout of the Night bonus. 

The next question is what will the UFC do with Belfort following this fight. Common sense would tell you Belfort should face the winner of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman, but we will have to see if that is in Dana White’s master plan.

Here are the full fight video highlights from Saturday night’s UFC on FX 8 event (skip to the 2:35 mark to get right to the Belfort vs. Rockhold highlights):

Full UFC on FX 8 results:

MAIN CARD

  • Vitor Belfort def. Luke Rockhold via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 2:32
  • Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Camozzi via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:37
  • Rafael dos Anjos def. Evan Dunham via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Rafael Natal def. Joao Zeferino via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Nik Lentz def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (28-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Francisco Trinaldo def. Mike Rio via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:08
  • Gleison Tibau def. John Cholish via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:34
  • Paulo Thiago def. Michel Prazeres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Yuri Alcantara def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:31
  • Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)
  • John Lineker def. Azamat Gashimov via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:07
  • Jussier Da Silva def. Chris Cariaso via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Lucas Martins def. Jeremy Larsen via knockout (punches) – Round 3, 0:13

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