Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort: What We Learned About Belfort

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Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort: What We Learned About Belfort
Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Everyone should give some major props to Vitor Belfort after UFC 152. After both Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Rua turned down the chance to rematch the champion, Belfort finally became the problem solver as he happily accepted a fight against Jon Jones.

Belfort came into the fight knowing the deck was stacked against him, and if he wanted to defeat Jones, the Brazilian would have to be close to perfect inside the Octagon. The miracle moment nearly happened as Belfort swung his hips around to secure a tight armbar. The fight was nearly over, but somehow, the champion persevered through the pain.

After that, it was virtually all Jones, but Belfort continued to press the action. It wasn't Belfort's best showing by any means and likely won't affect his standing in the middleweight division, but the old lion still showed a few new tricks in the UFC 152 main event.

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