Vitor Belfort: 3 Reasons He Will Beat Michael Bisping at UFC on FX 7

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Vitor Belfort: 3 Reasons He Will Beat Michael Bisping at UFC on FX 7
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Unique strengths enabled Vitor Belfort to battle for UFC gold on four occasions in the last nine years. Specific chinks in Michael Bisping's armor hindered him from ever competing for a UFC belt.

"The Phenom" will likely have the oddsmakers' blessings as the slight favorite against Bisping in their pivotal middleweight clash at UFC on FX 7, which will take place Jan. 19 at the Ibirapuera Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A win over a mainstay like Bisping, which seems realistic considering Belfort's experience and skill, would once again propel The Phenom to the top of the middleweight contender's list.

In the same vein, a loss for Bisping would once again derail his course toward a shot at Anderson Silva and the middleweight strap.

Here's a look at three reasons Belfort will outshine Bisping in this makeshift middleweight title eliminator bout.

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