A traditionally quick striker, Vitor Belfort has seen ups and downs throughout his long, storied and sometimes PED-filled career. This weekend he goes up against the cool-headed Gegard Mousasi at UFC 204: Bisping v Henderson.
Here is Belfort versus Yoshihiro ‘Sexyama’ Akiyama at UFC 133: Evans/Ortiz from 2011 in Philadelphia:
Not to be outdone, 31-year-old Gegard Mousasi has a long career dating back to 2003 when he was just 18. He’s fought in Strikeforce, Pride, Dream and many other promotions amassing a 39-6-2 record overall.
Victories under his belt include those over: Mark Hunt (arm bar), Jacare Souza (up-kick KO), Thales Leites (unam. decision) and even UFC 204 headliner Dan Henderson (TKO punches).
He first fought in the UFC in 2013, defeating Latifi in Sweden. With a 5-3 UFC record, he’ll look to control the fight on the ground against Vitor this weekend.
Here is ‘the Dreamcatcher’ Mousasi v Munoz headlining their own Fight Night in 2014 from Berlin.