UFC on FX 8 Weigh-In Video And Results: Belfort And Rockhold Tensions Building Up

UFC on FX 8 is set to break the UFC‘s rare month long drought with a card headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold. The event, which will take place in the Arena Jaragua, Brazil, is only a day away. what does that mean? Thats right, it’s weigh-ins day. The fighters have hit the scales and here is how they fared:

Main card

Vitor Belfort (186lbs) vs. Luke Rockhold (186lbs)

Ronaldo Souza (186lbs) vs. Chris Camozzi (186lbs)

Rafael Dos Anjos (156lbs) vs. Evan Dunham (156lbs)

Rafael Natal (186lbs) vs. Joao Zeferino (184lbs)

Fuel TV Prelims

Hacran Dias (146lbs) vs. Nik Lentz (146lbs)

Francisco Trinaldo (154lbs) vs. Mike Rio (156lbs)

Gleison Tibau (156lbs) vs. John Cholish (156.2lbs)*

Paulo Thiago (170lbs) vs. Michel Prazeres (171lbs)

Yuri Alcantara (136lbs) vs. Iliarde Santos (134lbs)

Fabio Maldonado (205lbs) vs. Roger Hollett (204lbs)

Facebook Prelims

John Liniker (126lbs) vs. Azamat Gashimov (126lbs)

Jussier Formiga (126lbs) vs. Chris Cariaso (126lbs)

Lucas Martins (153lbs) vs. Jeremy Larsen (155lbs)

*Cholish has one hour to cut 0.2lbs.

So all fighters, bar John Cholish, made weight today. Things got pretty heated between Luke Rockhold and Vitor Belfort. After some shoving, the two Middleweight scrappers had to be separated. I am pumped for this event, all the fighters looked in great shape. Check out the full weigh-in video below and stay tuned to Lowkick!



11 Comments

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    Brian Cox

    May 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Well, both of them (Belfort & Rockhold) looked to be in great shape…even phenomenal shape and given the way VB looked, I have to wonder if his cardio will even be an issue should the fight go to the later rounds.

    I'm hoping for a nice juicy fight. I picked VB for a round 1 KO, but I wouldn't be a bad thing to see a 5 round war, either. This should be a great fight. I think Rockhold is a tougher challenge than Bisping was. I hope VB continues his win streak @ 185.

    Best of luck to both fighters.

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      N.C.

      May 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      I think this is one of the better fights of the year. When its not for a title. The best fights are the ones where you don't know whos gonna win. But you do know it'll be a great battle.

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        Brian Cox

        May 17, 2013 at 5:33 pm

        Yeah, I'd agree with that statement. This is a solid fight right across the comparison chart and promises to be a good bout. As we all know, VB is a finisher, but his cardio has been in question. Still, I think that's a tall order for any fighter to simply right off 3 rounds, in hope that he'll still be there in the 4th, to claim victory over Belfort. That's a lot of dice rolling. The man is a finisher.

        Good luck to Luke. If he beats Vitor, then he's potentially the real deal as a StrikeForce cross-over fighter and a win probably gets him a title shot. Either way, there's a lot @ stake in this fight for both fighters. Vitor more so than Luke, though.

        I loved the weigh-in clash. However, I have to figure that Luke's aggressive line-up posture will only serve to fire Belfort up. Not intimidate him. Not even close. We shall see, tomorrow.

        Enjoy the bout.

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        Brian Cox

        May 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm

        PS – For the record, I thought Vitor simply looked to be in shape and didn't have a "hard" (on something) look to him. I wonder if he forgo the TR treatments for this bout? It would be nice if his / every fighter's TRT status was known publicly.

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    DanaBlack

    May 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Uh…its legal and regulated. F**king get over it, girls.

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    enjoylife321

    May 17, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Once on TRT, always on TRT…..its legal thats true, its regulation however is poor.

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    azzkika

    May 18, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Fighter cheats on performance enhancing drugs, that's OK it's regulated and legal. One fighter smokes a bit of weed that has infintessimally small change to fighter's physical state and is fined $130k. Alice not coming out of the well anytime soon.

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    jmedno5891

    May 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Its not the TRT giving him strength, its that epic Mohawk/Mullet he has going. So beastly.

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