UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold
|UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold|
The poster for UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||May 18, 2013|
|City||Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil|
UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold (also known as UFC on FX 8) was a mixed martial arts event held on May 18, 2013, at the Arena Jaraguá in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil. The event was broadcast live on FUEL TV and FX.
The event was headlined by a middleweight bout between perennial multi-divisional contender Vitor Belfort and the final Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and promotional newcomer and future UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold.
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. 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.
Costas Philippou had to withdraw from his fight against Ronaldo Souza, after suffering a cut above his eye, and was replaced by Chris Camozzi. Camozzi's scheduled opponent Rafael Natal instead faced promotional newcomer João Zeferino.
Paulo Thiago was originally expected to face Lance Benoist. 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.
|Main card (FX)|
|Middleweight||Vitor Belfort||def.||Luke Rockhold||KO (spinning heel kick and punches)||1||2:32|
|Middleweight||Ronaldo Souza||def.||Chris Camozzi||Technical 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.||João Zeferino||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (Fuel TV)|
|Featherweight||Nik Lentz||def.||Hacran Dias||Decision (unanimous) (28–27, 29–28, 29–28)||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||Iuri Alcântara||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||[a]|
|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|
- Gashimov had 1 point deducted in round 1 for grabbing the cage.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen
- Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
- Submission of the Night: Ronaldo Souza
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