Belfort drops Rockhold at UFC on FX 8

Vitor Belfort (pictured) produced a knockout victory over Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8 Saturday....

Vitor Belfort (pictured) produced a knockout victory over Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8 Saturday. (AFP)

NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 11:45 PM ET

Vitor (The Phenom) Belfort delivered a stunning first-round knockout victory over Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC on FX 8 Saturday in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

After a brief feeling-out process, Belfort flattened Rockhold with a brutal spinning heel kick to the head. He then unloaded with punches on the mat, causing referee Leon Roberts to jump in and save Rockhold.

“I'm stronger than ever,” a pumped up Belfort said. “I appreciate all the love and the fans.


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