UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold

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UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMay 18, 2013
VenueArena Jaraguá
CityJaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Event chronology
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2

UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold (also known as UFC on FX 8 and as UFC no Combate 2 in Brazil) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 18, 2013 at the Arena Jaraguá in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil.[1][2] The event was broadcast live on Fuel TV and FX.

Background[change | change source]

The event was headlined by a middleweight bout between multi-divisional contender Vitor Belfort and the final Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and promotional newcomer Luke Rockhold.[2]

Manvel Gamburyan was expected to face Hacran Dias at the event. However, Gamburyan was forced to pull out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Nik Lentz.[3]

Marcos Vinícius was expected to face Yuri Alcantara at the event. However, Vinicius was forced out of the bout citing an injury and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Iliarde Santos[4][5]

Cezar Ferreira was originally scheduled to face CB Dollaway. However, on April 1, it was revealed that Dollaway had to withdraw from the bout due to injury and he was replaced by Chris Camozzi.[6] Then on April 7, it was confirmed that Ferreira had pulled out of the fight as well, citing an injury and was replaced by Rafael Natal.[7]

Costa Philippou had to withdraw from his fight against Ronaldo Souza, after suffering a cut above his eye, and was replaced by Chris Camozzi. While Camozzi's scheduled opponent Rafael Natal will face promotional newcomer Joao Zeferino.[8][9]

Paulo Thiago was originally expected to face Lance Benoist.[10] However, on April 20, it was announced that Benoist had to pull out of the bout due to an injury and was replaced by UFC newcomer Michel Prazeres.[11]

Results[change | change source]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Vitor Belfort def. Luke Rockhold KO (spinning heel kick and punches) 1 2:32
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Camozzi Submission (arm triangle choke) 1 3:37
Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos def. Evan Dunham Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Rafael Natal def. Joao Zeferino Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fuel TV)
Featherweight Nik Lentz def. Hacran Dias Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 28-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Francisco Trinaldo def. Mike Rio Submission (arm triangle choke) 1 3:08
Lightweight Gleison Tibau def. John Cholish Submission (guillotine choke) 2 2:34
Welterweight Paulo Thiago def. Michel Prazeres Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Yuri Alcantara def. Iliarde Santos TKO (punches) 1 2:31
Light Heavyweight Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollett Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-28, 29-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Flyweight John Lineker def. Azamat Gashimov TKO (punches) 2 1:07
Flyweight Jussier Formiga def. Chris Cariaso Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Lucas Martins def. Jeremy Larsen KO (punch) 3 0:13


Bonus awards[change | change source]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[13]

  • Fight of the Night: Lucas Martins and Jeremy Larsen
  • Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
  • Submission of the Night: Ronaldo Souza

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Staff (2013-03-06). "UFC Returns to Brazil for Rockhold vs. Belfort". ufc.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Staff (2013-02-14). "'UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold' set for May 18 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-14.
  3. Staff (2013-03-25). "Nik Lentz replaces Manny Gamburyan, meets Hacran Dias at UFC on FX 8". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
  4. Zane Simon (2013-04-01). "Vinicius out with knee injury, Alcantara awaits new opponent". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  5. Cruz, Guilherme (2013-04-02). "Iliarde assina com o UFC e encara Marajó no evento de Jaraguá do Sul (Brazilian Portuguese)". tatame.com.br. Retrieved 2013-04-02.[permanent dead link]
  6. "Chris Camozzi in for injured C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira at UFC on FX 8". mmajunkie.com. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  7. "Chris Camozzi vs. Rafael Natal slated for UFC on FX 8 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
  8. Ariel Helwani (May 3, 2013). "Injury forces Costa Philippou out of 'Jacare' Souza fight at UFC on FX 8". mmafighting.com. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  9. Jesse Holland (May 3, 2013). "Chris Camozzi gets 'Jacare' Souza at UFC on FX 8, Joao Zeferino debuts opposite Rafael Natal". mmamania.coom. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  10. Staff (March 1, 2013). "Paulo Thiago vs. Lance Benoist added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  11. "Benoist out, Michel Prazeres meets Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  12. "UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
  13. Staff (2013-05-18). "UFC on FX 8 bonuses: Belfort, Souza, Martins, Larsen earn $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-18.

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