Vitor Belfort is on his way to being one of the first coaches for TUF Brasil. First, however, “The Phenom” will step inside the Octagon to face Anthony Johnson. Belfort-Johnson is the co-main event for UFC 142, which takes place January 14 from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the main event, Jose Aldo will defend his UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes.
“I’m coming to fight in Brazil,” said Belfort in his latest video entry for The Road to UFC 142. “When I was 19 years old, I had a dream of my sport being popular in the whole world. And this moment is here now.”
After the Johnson bout, Belfort will coach opposite Wanderlei Silva on TUF with the two meeting in a rematch following the season. Belfort knocked out Silva in their first and only meeting.
Check out the video below to see Belfort preparing to welcome Johnson to the middleweight ranks:
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