Weidman Defends UFC Belt Against Brazil’s Belfort Tonight

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fans of mixed martial arts (MMA) and the UFC will be watching tonight as one of Brazil's greats, and Carioca native, the 38-year old Victor Belfort attempts to take the title from American, 30-year old Chris Weidman. After earning the title by beating legendary Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva, the undefeated 12-0 Weidman went on to defend the title from another Brazilian star Lyoto Machida, and now aims to clear the decks of Belfort.

Belfort was born in Rio de Janeiro and studied jiu-jitsu with . . .

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