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UFC on FX 8 Live Blog: Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold

Vitor Belfort knocked out Michael Bisping in his last fight before UFC on FX 8.
Vitor Belfort knocked out Michael Bisping in his last fight before UFC on FX 8.
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This is the UFC on FX 8 live blog for Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Arena Jaragua in Brazil.

Belfort, who has won three of his past four fights, will face Rockhold, who has won nine straight fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FX 8 live blog below.


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Round 1: Leon Roberts is the referee in charge. Both fighters open orthodox. Rockhold shoots and is stuffed. Belfort follows up with a right and they briefly tie up. Rockhold staying active with his kicks, some of them landing to the legs. Belfort charges forward with punches and misses wildly. Wow. Out of nowhere. Belfort lands a spinning heel kick that lands flush on Rockhold. It downs the American badly. Belfort follows up with a few punches and that's all she wrote. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight.

Vitor Belfort def. Luke Rockhold via KO (spinning heel kick) at 2:32 of round 1