Vitor Belfort knew that Michael Bisping had a world title match riding on their fight Saturday evening in Brazil at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping. That didn’t stop “The Phenom” from predicting – and earning – a victory.
Belfort stunned Bisping early in the second round with a head-kick, following up with several unblocked shots on the ground to secure the victory. During the weigh-ins on Friday, Belfort predicted such an outcome for himself.
“That’s what the lord told me. I’m a victor, not a victim,” said Belfort, during the post-fight show on Fuel TV. “That’s something I live for. I challenge people – the toughest battle is not in the Octagon, it’s outside the Octagon – to live in your principles, with morals and integrity. You live by what you preach. Don’t be a hypocrite. Have a moral stand and that’s what I bring.”
Belfort (22-10) is a devote follower of Jesus Christ, and was pushed into several verbal battles with Bisping during the pre-fight build up. However, Belfort got the last laugh, ending Bisping’s hopes of facing Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title.