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Vitor Belfort aims for the title at UFC 152
Vitor Belfort aims for the title at UFC 152

For Vitor Belfort, the tables have turned. A fighter crushed by the weight of lofty expectations for much of his career, Belfort now finds himself on the other end of the equation. As he prepares to fight Jon Jones Saturday night at UFC 152, it is the light heavyweight champion Jones who is expected to dominate each and every fight. The heavy underdog Belfort can come out ahead in many fans’ minds simply by keeping the fight competitive. Dubbed “The Phenom” when he broke into the UFC at the age of nineteen, Belfort’s explosive punching power and black belt in jiu jitsu made him one of the most talked about fighters in the sport. At a time when fighters generally...

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