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UFC on FX 7 Results: Vitor Belfort blasts Michael Bisping to score strike-based stoppage

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping has come close to title-shots before but never managed to seal the deal. The 23-4 Brit looked to change that tonight at UFC on FX 7 when he battled beloved veteran Vitor Belfort in the main event, setting the stage for either a showdown with champion Anderson Silva or another disappointing effort on the cusp of top contendership.

In the end, Bisping’s dreams were crushed once again after Belfort landed a head-kick in the second round that sent “The Count” to the canvas. Belfort quickly sprung on top, delivering additional strikes to earn the referee’s interference. The finish marked his fifteenth TKO in 22 total victories.

Also scheduled to scrap in Sao Paolo, heavyweights Gabriel Gonzaga-Ben Rothwell will lock horns, while TUF Brasil stand-out Daniel Sarafian is set to duke it out with TUF finalist C.B. Dollaway. Gonzaga recaptured the same form he showed years ago, submitting Rothwell in the second stanza, while their middleweight counterparts turned in a Fight of the Night-level performance with back and forth action ultimately resulting in Dollaway scoring the Split Decision win.

Outcomes from UFC on FX 7 can be found below:

Francisco Trinaldo def. C.J. Keith via Submission Round 2 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Ildemar Alcantara def. Wagner Prado via Submission Round 2 (Kneebar)
Yuri Alcantara vs. Pedro Nobre (No Contest – Nobre unable to continue after shots to the back of his head)
Edson Barboza def. Lucas Martins via Submission Round 1 (Strikes)
Nik Lentz def. Diego Nunes via Unanimous Decision
Ronny Markes def. Andrew Craig via Unanimous Decision
Godofredo Castro def. Milton Vieira via Split Decision
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Thiago Tavares via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ben Rothwell via Submission Round 2 (Guillotine Choke)
C.B. Dollaway def. Daniel Sarafian via Split Decision
Vitor Belfort def. Michael Bisping via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)


  • Dufresne says:

    Massaranduba looks good so far. Let’s see if he can keep it up without gassing.

  • Dufresne says:

    Damn! Hell of a suplex and a slick choke right after! Massaranduba looked impressive!

  • Dufresne says:

    For training with Team Nogueira, Prado’s submission defense kinda sucks…

  • Dufresne says:

    They have pronounced Alcantara at least 4 different ways so far tonight.

  • Dufresne says:

    I think Nobre was looking for a way out. None of those looked illegal.

  • Dufresne says:


  • moosebaby02 says:

    that is some serious acting. Dan M is fucking idiot. Not one illegal shot

  • moosebaby02 says:

    is A fucking idiot

  • Dufresne says:

    Beautiful left by Barboza

  • Dufresne says:

    I wonder what it’s like to be at an event in your own country, watching a lot of your own countrymen compete, and the commentator doesn’t speak the native language?

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    Brutal elbows by Nurmagomedov, nice win. Interesting move to turn his opponents head so the ref could finally see dude was done.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Man, Bisping, you douche. Welcome to Gatekeeperville.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Bisping stays true to form by losing when he’s going to get a title shot like I said. Was a great head kick, but I don’t get how belfort thinks that means he should get Jones. Sadly I only got to see the co-main event and main.

  • Creature says:

    Im happy, now i dont have to listend to Bisping run his mouth about a title shot for a while. Id like to see him matched up with Belcher now, they have unfinished business. And id like to see Belfort/Weidman

  • Dufresne says:

    Can we finally stop hearing about how he’s got the most wins UFC history without a title shot? There’s a reason and there’s always been a reason: He gets in position for a title shot and gets beat. He lost to Henderson, he lost to Chael (although I honestly thought he won that one), and now he lost to Vitor. He’s not a bad fighter, he just can’t get over the final hump to get a title shot.

    Not that he would have had a chance in hell against Anderson anyways.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Not really any shame in losing to Hendo & Belfort, two legends of the sport. Bisping is a damn good fighter who’s just not quite on that elite level.

    As for Vitor, the only guys to beat him in the past 6 years are Anderson Silva & Jon Jones.

    Hopefully Lombard is able to beat Okami to earn the next shot at Silva. Otherwise, the options are starting to wear pretty damn thin again for the next challenger to Silva’s belt. Since Anderson beat Okami back in August 2011, he’s had one stinking title fight in the next 17 months & counting. Pretty lame.

  • raker says:

    Vitor looked awesome! Patient but explosive. I agree Richard, The MW picture is a lot less clear than it was a few months ago. Belcher, Boetsch, Bisping, Munoz and Sonnen all out of the picture. Weidman isn’t quite there IMO, although his upside is huge, and Lomard has one win in a row. Maybe this sets up Silva-GSP in 2013 after all.

  • JBAR says:

    Anyone who thinks tat this will make Bitchping close his mouth is crazy.

  • RicM says:

    …..oh well, back to the bottom of the bottom of the list, sunshine…….lol……sound somewhat familiar, Bisping??

  • moosebaby02 says:

    there will be excuse coming very soon. Its who he is.


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