UFC on FX 8: Vitor Belfort Stops Luke Rockhold In Electrifying Fashion
By FCF Staff
Vitor Belfort scored what is likely one of the more memorable stoppages in UFC history tonight in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, as the feared striker floored Luke Rockhold with a spinning heel kick and then finished the middleweight off with punches.
Rockhold came out aggressively as expected, and although he failed to take Belfort down to the mat moments in, the former Strikeforce champ started to find his timing and land some kicks. Belfort attempted a spinning heel kick and failed, but on his second attempt he caught Rockhold flush on the left side of his face. As Rockhold lay stunned on the canvas, Belfort pounded down several more punches to bring about the referee’s intervention.
In the card’s co-main-event, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza cruised through Chris Camozzi, as the renowned jiu-jitsu competitor submitted the surging middleweight with a first round, arm-triangle-choke.
Here are the results from tonight’s UFC on FX 8 card.
Vitor Belfort def. Luke Rockhold via KO (spinning heel kick and punches)- R1 2:32
Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Camozzi via submission (arm-triangle choke) – R1, 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 (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Nik Lentz def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)
Francisco Trinaldo def. Mike Rio via submission (arm-triangle choke) – R1, 3:08
Gleison Tibau def. John Cholish via submission (guillotine choke) – R2, 2:34
Paulo Thiago def. Michel Prazeres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Yuri Alcantara def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (strikes) – R1, 2:31
Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)
John Lineker def. Azamat Gashimov via TKO (strikes) – R2, 1:07
Jussier Formiga def. Chris Cariaso via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lucas Martins def. Jeremy Larsen via KO (punch) – R3, 0:13