UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs Rockhold- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA

 Scott Johnson

The UFC has clearly found another home in the country that has produced some of its biggest stars as the Octagon returns to Brazil for UFC on FX 8. Vitor Belfort could be the second best Middleweight on the planet, next only to the man that defeated him via highlight real knockout back at UFC 126, Anderson Silva. In his last 10 fights the only two men to defeat Vitor have been the aforementioned Middleweight champ and the current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Luke Rockhold, the last man to hold the Strikeforce 185 pound strap, will try to turn that duo into a trio win a win in the UFC on FX 8 main event. Rockhold’s last win came over Tim Kennedy in July of 2012 in his final Strikeforce appearance and now his bid to capture the UFC title begins with an incredibly stiff test. If Rockhold emerges victorious on Saturday night he could earn himself a shot at the gold, while a win or Belfort would further reinforce the belief that another shot at the title is warranted.

205lbs- C. Daniel Cormier (19-1-0) vs #1 Jon Jones (22-1-0)

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In the co-main event Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza, the man Rockhold took the Strikeforce strap from, makes his official UFC debut. In his final Strikeforce bout he handily submitted long time UFC veteran Ed Herman in a one-time crossover bout that gave Jacare a sound footing to begin his UFC career from. After an injury removed Costa Philippou from this bout, Chris Camozzi eagerly stepped up to accept the challenge of facing the dangerous Brazilian in his homeland. Camozzi is riding a 4 fight winning streak and a victory over the talented Souza would force the UFC matchmakers to seek out and provide the American battler with another top 10 opponent as he tries to procure his own shot at the top.

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In the co-main event Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza, the man Rockhold took the Strikeforce strap from, makes his official UFC debut. In his final Strikeforce bout he handily submitted long time UFC veteran Ed Herman in a one-time crossover bout that gave Jacare a sound footing to begin his UFC career from. After an injury removed Costa Philippou from this bout, Chris Camozzi eagerly stepped up to accept the challenge of facing the dangerous Brazilian in his homeland. Camozzi is riding a 4 fight winning streak and a victory over the talented Souza would force the UFC matchmakers to seek out and provide the American battler with another top 10 opponent as he tries to procure his own shot at the top. Rounding out the main card will be a Middleweight bout between Rafael Natal and a late replacement for Chris Camozzi, Joao Zeferino.

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The prelims include fights between Nik Lentz and Hacran Dias, Francisco Trinaldo and Mike Rio, Gleison Tibau and John Cholish and a Light Heavyweight bout between Fabio Maldonado and Roger Hollett with the UFC career of the loser clearly in doubt. Also on the undercard, a Bantamweight bout between Yuri Alcantara and Illiarde Santos and a pair of Flyweight fights featuring Jussier Formiga vs Chris Cariaso and John Lineker vs Azamat Gashimov will surely provide some fast pace action.

170lbs- C. Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) vs #1 Demian Maia (25-6-0)

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145lbs- Cris Cyborg (16-1-0 1NC) vs Tonya Evinger (19-5-0)

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UFC on FX 8 is the next event in a long line of Spring/ Summer UFC cards that will be provide fun and exciting action for all MMA fans. Make sure you check back in here at Kamikazeoverdrive.net for all of your MMA prediction needs.

 

Main Card
185lbs- Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
185lbs- Chris Camozzi vs. Ronaldo Souza
155lbs- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham
185lbs- Rafael Natal vs. Joao Zeferino

Preliminary Card
145lbs- Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz
155lbs- Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo
155lbs- John Cholish vs. Gleison Tibau
170lbs- Michel Prazeres vs. Paulo Thiago
135lbs- Yuri Alcantara vs. Iliarde Santos
205lbs- Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado
125lbs- Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker
125lbs- Chris Cariaso vs. Jussier Formiga
155lbs-Jeremy Larsen vs. Lucas Martins

 

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