About Vitor Belfort

Vitor Belfort is an MMA fighter from Brazil. He is actively involved in the “ONE Championship” from the category of “Heavyweight.” He had also participated in the “Ultimate Fighting Championship” (UFC) in the “Heavyweight,” “Middleweight,” and “Lightweight” category.

Quick Info
Full NameVitor Vieira Belfort
Date Of BirthApril 1, 1977
Birth PlaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Parent(s)Not Known
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
SpouseJoana Prado
Age43 Years
Height6 ft
Net WorthUSD $5.5 million

Vitor has also won the “UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Championship”, “UFc Light Heavyweight Championship,” and “Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship.” Vitor is popular for his “explosive knockout strength.” His ranking is number three in the list of the “Most Finishes in UFC History.” He has also been part of the promotional events of the “Strikeforce,” “Cage Rage,” “Affliction,” and “Pride FC.”

Early Life

The birthplace of Vitor is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. E came into the world on April 1, 1977. He started his boxing journey early in his life. He was only twelve years old during that time. His coach was Claudio Coelho.

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There are not many details of the academic life of Vitor available. He received his black belt in “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu” under Carlson Gracie. Vitor succeeded in winning the “Absolute and Heavyweight” title for blue belt during his participation in the “Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships.” He competed in the “Under-18” category. This allowed him to join the “Gracie’s Gym” and Murilo Bustamante, Mario Sperry, Ricardo De La Riva, Wallid Ismail, and Ricardo Liborio.

MMA Career


Vitor began his professional journey when he was nineteen years old. He went to the United States to participate in the MMA fight in “Superbrawl” in Hawaii. He faced Jon Hess in the match. Vitor succeeded in winning the match through knockout within 12 seconds. His skills and performance opened his gate to enter the “Ultimate Fighting Championship” (UFC). There he got his nickname “The Phenom.” Vitor succeeded in defeating two fighters in his debut event during the “UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament.” Vitor succeeded in becoming the “youngest fighter” to win the match at the age of nineteen. He won the match against Tank Abbott through technical knockout during “UFC 6.”

Pride Fighting Championships (PFC)

Moreover, Vitor lost the match against Randy Couture in 1997. He won the match against Joe Charles through an armbar. He won the match against Wanderlei Silva through TKO in 1998. Vitor began his journey with the “PRIDE Fighting Championships” in Japan. He fought Kazushi Sakuraba for the first time in the tournament in 1999. Vitor lost the match very badly. Vitor decided to changed his trainer and went on to start training with the “Brazilian Top Team.”

Likewise, Vitor Belfort won many matches of the “PRIDE Fighting Championships” through his “ground-and-pound tactics.” Heath Herring, Daijiro Matsui, Gilbert Yvel, and Alistair Overeem were some of the players. Vitor defeated Bobby Southworth through a “rear-naked choke” in round one. He lost the match against Alistair Overeem during the “2005 Middleweight Grand Prix” through “guillotine choke.” He lost the match against Chuck Liddell through a decision during his comeback match in UFC. He won the match against Marvin Eastman through TKO.

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Back to UFC

Vitor Belfort fought the match against Randy Couture during the “UFC Light Heavyweight Championship” on January 31st, 2004. He won the match against Priscila Belfort on January 9 in just “49 seconds.” They again fought for the third round. He lost the third match against Randy Couture on August 21, 2004. Vitor lost the match in the third round through “doctor stoppage.”

Vitor Belfort fought Tito Ortiz in the “UFC” on February 5, 2005. He also fought Alistair Overeem in “Strikeforce” and lost the match through a unanimous decision. Vitor lost another match against Dan Henderson during “Pride 32: The Reak Deal” on October 21st, 2006. But after the match, his blood samples found positive for the “4-hydroxytestosterone”.” This drug is illegal, and this resulted in his punishment. Although he had medical reasons for the sample found, he had face suspension for nine months and a $10,000 fine on December 21st, 2006.

Moreover, Vitor Belfort won the match against Ivan Serati through TKO during “Cage Rage 21” on April 21st, 2007. He also won the match against James Zikic during “Cage Rage 213” for the “Cage Rage Light Heavyweight” title through a unanimous decision on September 22nd, 2007. Vitor came back gain to fight against Rich Franklin during “UFC 103.” He won the match through knockout in the first round. Vitor fought against Anderson Silva during “UFC 126” in 2010.  He lost the match through knockout.

Vitor Belfort won the match against Michael Bisping during “UFC on FX: Belfort Vs. Bisping” on 19th January 2013. He won the match through TKO. Vitor defeated Luke Rockhold during “UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold” on May 18, 2013. He succeeded in winning the match in round one through knockout. Vitor won the match against Dan Henderson during “UFC Fight Night 32” through knockout on November 9, 2013. Vitor also won the “Knockout of the Night” bonus. 

Vitor Belfort won the match against Dan Henderson through punches and head kick during “UFC Fight Night 77” on November 7, 2015. Vitor lost the match against Kelvin Gastelum during “UFC Fight Night 106” on March 11, 2017. The “ONE Championship” signed him on 1st March 2019. He will fight the match Alain Ngalani on 28th April 2020.

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Relationship, Wife, and Personal Life

Vitor Belfort tied knots with Joana Prado. They are the happy parents of three children. They started a relationship in 2000. Unfortunately, the couple had broken up, but the fortune of a reality show they came again together in 2002.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Vitor Belfort is active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “Vitor Belfort” on Twitter with 1.4 million followers and “@vitorbelfort” on Instagram with 1.3 million followers. His Facebook page ‘Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort’ with 676K followers.

Net Worth

Vitor Belfort has been part of the sports fraternity for more than twenty years. According to clebritynetworth.net, he has an approximate net worth of $5.5 million.

Nutshell Bio, Height, Weight, and Age

The full name of Vitor is Vitor Vieira Belfort. His current age is 43 years old. The nationality of Vitor is American and Brazilian. He has an attractive height of 6 feet along with a complimentary weight of 84 kg. His ethnicity is not clear.