Vitor Belfort

by Sanjee 21 May,2017
Vitor Belfort
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Vitor Vieira Belfort
  • Birth Place Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Father José Marcos Belfort
  • Mother Maria Jovita Vieira
  • Net Worth $3 million
  • Nationality Brazilian
  • Ethnicity black
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Joana Prado (m. 2003)
  • Children Davi Belfort,Victoria Belfort,Kyara Belfort
  • Religion Christian

Synopsis

Vitor Belfort is a prominent MMA fighter and former UFC Light Heavyweight champion as well as UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Champion. As of May 16, 2016, his ranking is #9 in the official UFC middleweight rankings. He holds the notable victories over world champions, which includes Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping, Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin, Randy Couture, and Wanderlei Silva, Mati Lindland, and Anthony Johnson.

Early Life

Vitor Belfort was born as Vitor Vieira Belfort on April 1, 1977, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His nationality is Brazilian. His ethnicity is unknown at this time, and his astrological sign is Aries.

Mixed Martial Arts Career

At the age of 19, Vitor Belfort moved to the United States to compete as a fighter of MMA. In his debut fight, at Superbrawl in Hawaii, his opponent was Jon Hess; he lost the fight in 12 seconds by knockout. Soon after, he landed his steps at UFC, where he was given the nickname The Phenom. He managed to beat two fighters in his debut event and won the UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament. In 1999, he competed at PRIDE Fighting Championships. At PRIDE, he competed against Alistair Overeem, Gilbert Yvel, Daijiro Matsui, Bobby Southworth, and Heath Herring. In 2002, he returned to UFC, competed against Chuck Liddell at UFC 37.5, and lost the fight in the third round via unanimous decision. On March 11, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 106, he faced Kelvin Gastelum and lost the fight via a combination of punches in the first round of the fight. He holds an MMA record of 25 wins in 39 matches. His wins include 18 by knockouts, 3 by submissions, and 4 were by decisions. He won numerous awards and rewards. 

Personal Profile of Vitor Belfort

Vitor Belfort born to a French father and a Greek mother. He is a married man. He married his girlfriend Joana Prado after having a long affair with her. His wife Joana Prado is a popular Brazilian model and entrepreneur. She made her appearance on the cover page of several adult magazines. They have three children together.

Vitor Belfort is a devoted Christian. He has a deep faith in Jesus Christ. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. He also made his appearance in a testimonial video named I Am Second, in the video, he shares the story of his belief in Jesus Christ. In 2012, his autobiography Vitor Belfort: Licoes de garra, fe sucesso was published by Thomas Nelson.

Vitor Belfort has reached the age of 40 now. He has a pleasant personality. He has a standing height of 6 feet and weighs 84 kg. 

Interesting FACTS

Besides, Mixed Martial Arts, he is a professional boxer and participated in ADCC championships in their absolute division. His salary is outstanding. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He is popular on Twitter and Instagram. 

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