Belfort has been haunted by his highlight-reel knockout loss to Anderson Silva for a couple of years but exorcised some of the demons in May when he produced an equally memorable finish against Rockhold. The bout was aimed at determining a title-contender based on Rockhold’s status as Strikeforce champ and Belfort’s string of successes at 185 pounds. However, the tilt turned out to be far from competitive with “The Phenom” ultimately sending Rockhold to his doom with a beautiful Spinning Back Kick.
The UFC invaded Brazil this year with full force after some past forays into the fight-friendly country, scheduling a slew of shows including next week’s lineup for UFC Fight Night 29. With a November stop in the South American hub also set for November, it doesn’t appear the organization will be slowing things down anytime soon either. However, instead of focusing on either future event, let’s look back at some of the other excellent offerings delivered inside the Octagon with a Brazilian backdrop since the calendar turned to 2013. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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