Tonight Vitor Belfort fought in Brazil at UFC 212 in what could be his final fight in the octagon. Belfort had been teasing retirement since losing to Kevin Gastelum in March. The fight was eventually ruled a no contest due to Gastelum failing a postfight drug test. However with the no contest “The Phenom” was still 0-2-1 going into his last three bouts in the UFC. A win over Nate Marquardt could prolong Belfort’s career, or at least send him out on top in front of his countrymen in Rio.
Like Belfort, Nate Marquardt has had an up and down career in the UFC. He’s fought for titles and been in eliminator fights for title shots. Going into UFC 212 Marquardt was 2-2 in his last four fights. If “The Great” could get past Belfort, Marquardt could shake the gatekeeper status that seems to be hanging over his head the past few years.
Did Belfort take out Marquardt and get another highlight reel KO in Brazil or did “The Great” add another big notch to his belt by taking out the future UFC Hall of Famer in Rio? It was a wild night and the fans were going nuts in Brazil.
Check out the highlights below.