While no one else accepted a shot at Jon Jones (except Chael Sonnen, of course), Vitor Belfort didn’t even blink and agreed to face the UFC light heavyweight champion right away. The two will square off on the coming 22nd in the main event of UFC 153, and the promotion has already released the promo video for the show.
The Brazilian has made it clear he’s confident going into the fight: “I’m going to knock him out. He’d better be ready for me. I’m going there to fight. I’m going there to win. It’ll be lion against lion. I’m going to win the fight, dictate the pace. The plan is to beat him,” he says.
Check out the video below, which also features teasers for the Joseph Benavidez-Demetrious Johnson flyweight-title affair and the middleweight showdown between Michael Bisping and Brian Stann.
What do you think, gentle reader? What does Vitor Belfort need to do to shock the world and take out Jon Jones? Let us know in the comments section below.
September 22, 2012
Jon Jones vs Vitor Belfort
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