Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) two-division champion Vitor Belfort will attempt to avoid back-to-back losses when he collides with fellow Top 10-ranked middleweight contender, Gegard Mousasi, at the UFC 204 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place tonight (Sat., Oct. 8, 2016) in Manchester, England.
Belfort, 39, most recently dropped a pivotal divisional showdown to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza via first round technical knockout at UFC 198. “The Phenom” was hoping to get back in the title chase once again after losing to then-champion Chris Weidman at UFC 187 in May 2015.
Now the Brazilian will have to get through “Dream Catcher” to get it done. And that’s no easy task.
Mousasi, 31, has won four of his last five bouts inside the Octagon to earn the No. 9 ranking in the weight class. The well-rounded Dutch combat sports veteran is fresh off a first-round knockout victory over Thiago Santos at UFC 200 earlier this year.
With an impressive win over a name fighter like Belfort, Mousasi would put himself in a solid position to crack the Top 5 and inch closer to a potential title shot.
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