Friday, March 10, 2017

UFC Fight Night - Belfort Vs. Gastelum

The main event in Brazil features the ultimate veteran Vitor Belfort versus young title contender Kelvin Gastelum.  Belfort first fight in the UFC was in 1997 and now 20 years later he still fighting. With a total of 38 fights with 25 wins, he has 18 knockouts. Vitor's age has seemed to catch up with him losing 3 of his last 5 fights and a current 2 fight losing streak, but he has fought high-level competition and this fight is not different. Gastelum was trying to cut to much weight to get to welterweight and is now settling into middleweight. He has fought 15 times and only has two losses with 10 fights coming in the UFC. Gastelum has the tools to be a future champion if he can keep making weight which should be easier now that he is at middleweight. The co-main features another ultimate veteran of the fight game Mauricio "Shogun" Rua versus Gian Villante. For a stretch, it looked like it was time for Rua to retire losing 4 of 5 fights but since then he is on a two-fight win streak. Gian Villante knocks people out having 10 knockouts in his 15 career wins. It might be beneficial for Rua to look to get this to the ground considering his chin has been a concern. This fight card is one of the best free fight cards featuring 12 ranked fighters.


Garreth McLellan Vs. Paulo Borrachinha - McLellan
Rony Jason Vs. Jeremy Kennedy - Kennedy
Michael Prazeres Vs. Joshua Burkman - Prazeres
#14 Rani Yahya Vs. Joe Soto - Soto
Sergio Moraes Vs. Davi Ramos - Moraes
#11 Francisco Trinaldo Vs. Kevin Lee - Lee

Main Card

Alex Oliveira Vs. Tim Means - Oliveira via 1st rd TKO
#9 Bethe Correia Vs. #13 Marion Reneau - Correia via decision
#3 Jussier Formiga Vs. #8 Ray Borg - Borg via decision
#5 Edson Barboza Vs. #9 Beneil Dariush - Barboza via 2nd rd TKO
#6 Mauricio Rua Vs. #12 Gian Villante - Villante via 1st rd TKO
#9 Vitor Belfort Vs. #10 Kelvin Gastelum -  Gastelum via decision

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