After the UFC 151 fiasco finally ended, we were left with Jon Jones against Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 in Toronto. It's a solid and exciting fight that the fans will appreciate.
Vitor Belfort was training for a bout against Alan Belcher at UFC 153 when he received the call to fight Jones on short notice.
Despite taking this fight with Jones on short notice, Belfort has one big advantage in his training camp. Belfort is training with the Blackzilians, and he's made former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans his coach for the upcoming fight.
This was a very smart move by Belfort, for a few reasons.
Evans has championship experience, as evidenced by him being both the former champ, as well as a recent title challenger. Rashad's experience with Jones will also help Belfort.
Before the nasty feud got going between them, Jones and Evans were friends and training partners at Greg Jackson's gym. Evans is also the only man to spend a full five rounds with Jones in an official championship fight. That experience is valuable and will go a long way to help Belfort.
Belfort has as good a chance as any in this fight. He has given himself the best chance possible by bringing in Evans as his training partner and coach. Evans will be a valuable asset in Belfort's corner because he knows the strengths and weaknesses of Jones.
Belfort has a solid chance of winning this fight. Everyone is underestimating him, and that is never a wise thing to do. Belfort will rush Jones and keep the pressure on with his striking.
He has all the skills to dethrone Jones, as well as Rashad Evans in his corner. If anyone has a chance a defeating the champ, it's Belfort.
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