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Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Co-Main Event | Middleweight · 185 lbs | MMA

Vitor Belfort defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama via KO/TKO at 1:52 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort
Mmaweekly large "Sexyama" Yoshihiro Akiyama

Belfort
KO/TKO
Round 1

Vitor Belfort Yoshihiro Akiyama

"The Phenom" "Sexyama"

19-9-0   Pro Record At Fight   13-3-0
Climbed to 20-9   Record After Fight   Fell to 13-4
-335 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +285 (Moderate Underdog)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Jp Japan
Boca Raton, Florida   Fighting out of   Minato, Tokyo, Japan
34 years, 4 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   36 years, 1 day
185.4 lbs (84.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   184.6 lbs (83.7 kgs)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   5'10" (178cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   75.0" (191cm)
Independent   Gym   Team Cloud
UFC 133
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz 2
  • Date: Saturday 08.06.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mario Yamasaki
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 10 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Belfort Total Disclosed Pay: $70,000
  • Akiyama Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Belfort vs. Akiyama Wiki Update Wiki

The co-main event of UFC 133 featured "The Phenom" Vitor Belfort taking on "Sexyama" Yoshihiro Akiyama in a middleweight fight. Belfort came into the bout having lost his previous match in a title fight against fellow Brazilian Anderson Silva. Akiyama came in on a two-fight losing streak, yet all three of his UFC bouts were given "Fight of the Night" honors.


The fighters started by trading low kicks at the same time. They cautiously circled until Belfort threw a left high kick and Akiyama slipped slightly. Belfort landed a big punch dropping Akiyama. Akiyama made his way back to his feet only to be dropped again and blasted into unconsciousness, face down against the mat as Belfort jumped up in celebration.


The official end came just 1:52 into the first round via knockout. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Belfort commented, "I'm back, I'm back, I want to thank Jesus for everything he's done in my life... I know everyone's struggling in this economy, but let me tell you something, I make my own atmosphere, and you must all make your own atmosphere... I feel great, I feel like if Anderson hadn't landed that kick that is what would have happened to him... I'm back, whoever they put in front of me..."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:28 PM ET
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Belfort vs. Akiyama Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 929  
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Belfort
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Akiyama
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Belfort vs. Akiyama Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Vai la pessoal...o problema foi... http://fb.me/CxYwE6Tn
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http://www.vitorbelfort.com/vitor-belfort-news/concorra-a-dois-ingressos-para-o-ufc-rio/ http://fb.me/uVOH9nry
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@jucao muito bom rever vc Jucao
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Estou muito feliz com os times de futebol investindo nos atletas do #Ufc parabéns por essa iniciativa agora e investir na base.
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@jorgegurgel brother se. Caso vc conseguir arrumar 2 ingressos manda pro meu primo manda uma menssagem no twiter dele @Pedrograpiuna please
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I would like to know if you guys in London are safe? I want to know that I feel for you guys. Make sure you guys stay on a safe place
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@jorgegurgel Irmao será sr tem como vc arrumar 2 ingressos da sua luta pra mim? Eu queria dar pro meu primo @Pedrograpiuna ?
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Today I went on Fogo de chao the best churrascaria
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@jorgegurgel jorge eu to indo pro brasil não vai dar pra te ver mais boa sorte Irmao vai contudo
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@DUANEBANGCOM bro be bless next week I will be watching u have fun
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On the taxi with my lovely wife @Joanapradob and my casca grossa kyara http://t.co/g0O3lJA
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@jorgegurgel amen ready to accomplish the mission Jesus has power not energy. You now why? Power never ended. Go get it it's all in the mind
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Rio de Janeiro to chegando eu e minha familia estaremos no rio essa semana. Saudades do brasil e do povo. Amigos,familia get ready
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@SugarRaySefo i will miss you and the boys and @mastermitter but I need to work bro. I am proud of the team congrats again for all u guys
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@ThiagoAlvesATT that's is the principle now we need to apply this in our life every day and I know u can do.Plus this is for overcomer
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I am crying with this crises in London
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This rioting I London show how bad is #leadership on the world now. It is said to see this so a pray for new leaders, God protect the people
2 days
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Whats happened in London now? I would like to know please if u know send me a twit
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Não resida no passado, não sonhe com o futuro, concentre a mente no momento presente...
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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
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Obrigado a todos q na minha loja virtual. Thanks to all fans from all over the world who purchased from my online... http://fb.me/JdH00p3P
2 days
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I had a great weekend #UFC thanks for give me this opportunity to fight in #philly have a good night everyone thanks the support
1 day
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I am arriving in Vegas thanks God for every thing http://t.co/SApqtEA
1 day
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Thank you all who supported me all the way!Obrigado a todos q torceram e torcem por mim! http://fb.me/ue7hu7m6
21 hours
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Going back home #Vegas Voltando par casa vegas
20 hours
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Thanks for all the messages that you guys post here,this fight was dedicate for each one of u guys. I wish a great Sunday for u guys peace
17 hours
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Quero agradecer todas as mensagens que vcs postaram essa luta foi dedicada a cada um de vcs que sempre me apóiam.tenham um bom domingo abs
17 hours
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@ThiagoAlvesATT thanks bro saudades vamos em frente
8 hours
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Obrigado pela torcida de todos vcs , eu sei que os bares estavam lotados. muito obrigado pelo carinho de vcs brasillllllll amo vcs
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K.o of the night. http://t.co/G1vTo9t
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#press conference http://t.co/jtNZ7R0
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I love u guys !! Thanks for the support Ai galera do brasil amo vcs obrigado pela torcida !!!! Dedico essa vitoria ao nosso Deus vivo Jesus
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Amen, here we go! Brasil tamos juntos! http://fb.me/NaZOlqHn
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parte 3....part 3 http://fb.me/19K1OA53h
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On my way....la vou eu!! http://fb.me/SctaVTFC
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A caminho da luta...heading ti the fight!!! http://fb.me/1eJNS2k31
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isso no quarto do hotel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCEnN_TLTBI http://fb.me/163d7BHlX
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Brasil, me sinto muito orgulhoso de estar aqui representando todos vcs q apoiam e que admiram o esporte MMA.
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Thank u all so much for the love!!!!
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Thank you team Belfort! http://fb.me/VBl8khSt
19 hours
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To no pesoooooooo Gloria a Deus!!!!! I made weight Glory to God!!!!!! http://t.co/n2mSWD5
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Vou começar o corte de peso agora. I will start my cutting weight now.
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This has been one exciting adventure... http://fb.me/IQBrsAZC
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Galera leiam o salmo 103. Guys I encourage u guys to read psalm 103. Powerful. Poderoso thanks to @markshubert and @Pedrograpiuna irmaos
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Cutting weight http://t.co/BprURkt http://t.co/o5gRZ9r
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Agradecimentos a todos vcs que mandaram mensagens. Deus abençoes vcs http://t.co/qm9KLrt
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I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/MWsXZ3LG
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Guys thank you very much for the love!!!
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Brasil... estamos juntos em Philly! Obrigado a todos pelo carinho!
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Behind the scenes UFC 133 http://fb.me/Vr5eU93K
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I posted a new video to Facebook http://fb.me/18l4Ysm0E
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Pre fight press conference video http://fb.me/TPnPHCFN
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Pre fight press conference http://fb.me/18cYXt4WY
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On my way to the press conference @UFC133 #UFC. Estou há caminho da press conference do @UFC133 #Ufc http://t.co/jy2uyfs
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“I want to reach higher and nothing can stop a man when he puts in his mind and his heart that he wants to do it.... http://fb.me/17YcLmnNj
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Um recado para meus seguidores , fãs e amigos http://t.co/hvTBjC0
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http://www.vitorbelfort.com/vitor-belfort-news/ufc-133-open-workout-at-bernard-hopikins-gym/ http://fb.me/16gcXV51y
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Check out my new shirt! http://fb.me/Fkcgma3h
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UFC 133 open workout! http://fb.me/GuXsBNR5
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Philly here I am!!! http://fb.me/GqBGjIbR
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I am about to start my open workout on the legendary gym of the world champion @therealbhop http://t.co/ST0XOYn
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On the van, on my way to the hotel me @GilbertDurinho @SugarRaySefo @mastermitter @Pedrograpiuna @cezarmutante http://t.co/UM398ZA
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To posando na Filadelfia. Agradeco o carinho de todos. Estamos prontos agora e perder 24 lbs @TheDolceDiet e o cara
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On the way to #UFC133 thanks all u guys for the support http://t.co/TojoBtN
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Roberto" Maos de Pedra" Duran!!! http://fb.me/tjp8sLsZ
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Fala galera, minha camisa nova ta de volta no estoque! E tem maior galera do Brasil ordenando, pagando 14 dolares... http://fb.me/12557h4Xk
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Hi Guys, my new T-shirt is back on stock! http://fb.me/Bb1jHKpI
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Ae galera, receber dicas de uma lenda do boxe e algo muito especial!!! http://fb.me/18ZrUlCjX
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http://www.vitorbelfort.com/store/men/t-shirt.html http://fb.me/15LYVSej7
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http://www.vitorbelfort.com/vitor-belfort-news/gilbert-durihno-burns-is-victorious-in-his-first-mma-bout/ http://fb.me/1b9PvN5TK
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He is the pic http://t.co/iX0CToC
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Guys today I had @TheDolceDiet dreams pancakes I wish we had this on restaurant thanks mike.we look good and feel good thanks God
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Momento relax massagem com meu massagista oficial @Ofitandmassage http://t.co/3xgmOOR
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What time is strikeforce tonight here in Vegas time
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I am doing my massage now with @Ofitandmassage http://t.co/XbqNbo9
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Tenha uma otima estreia, e boa sorte!!!! http://fb.me/16AKAGp4D
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On my way to #train we are ready to finish this week . #joy is key be happy!!!!
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Today we have @GilbertDurinho my jiu jitsu coach and friend dying he's debut in #Mma come to see him at south point Cassino in Vegas tonight
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Hoje tem meu professor e amigo @GilbertDurinho lutando aqui em Vegas ele ta super preparado e tem o maior futuro no #Ufc
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Guys, back in stock!http://www.vitorbelfort.com/store/men/t-shirt/belfort-ufc-133-sponsors-t-black.html http://fb.me/15oTmSrnO
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Estarei no corner com vc... http://fb.me/zFjT3dXo
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Guys, I got great tips from Roberto Duran during training today...stay tuned to my web site for the video and... http://fb.me/EXKGk6Yw
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Ae, galera recebi otimas dicas de Roberto Duran durante o treino de hoje...fiquem ligados no meu site p/ o video e... http://fb.me/sQknE24X
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This my new mouthpiece thanks Hector http://t.co/6IePJl1
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Ready to test my mouthpiece big thanks to Hector the unbreakable mouthpiece!! @mastermitter @SugarRaySefo and Davi http://t.co/5hlPLzA
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Guys I am SUPER excited to have Roberto"Hands of Stone"Duran, one of the greatest boxer of all times visit my training camp today!!!
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Ae, galera hoje estou recebendo uma visita mais q especial Roberto " Maos de Pedra" Duran, um dos maiores... http://fb.me/OGj1IWHF
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Estou há caminho do meu treino. Hoje vou receber uma super visita a lenda do boxe Roberto duran. Se tiver alguma pergunta pra ele manda ai
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Esse Acai e o preferido do Davi esse já e o 2 lata dele, troque o habito do seu filho tire as sodas e aplica o @bonyacai http://t.co/6gkSezB
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Aí galera aqui tem o verdadeiro Acai . Puro sem mistura e sem risco de doenças @bonyacai
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Big thanks to @mastermitter @GilbertDurinho @cezarmutante @pedrograpiuna was great
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Tonight we had a very intense sparring day the last hard saparingt
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@SugarRaySefo tell them to sign and don't be cheap
9 days
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Você nunca pode desitir... Os vencedores nunca desistem, e desistentes nunca vencem.
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Hoje tive o prazer em receber meu amigo e patrocinador Flavinho Guimaraes a 3 geração dos Guimaraes @bmgbanco e amigos http://t.co/izJcyQC
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You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
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@lyotomachidafw se desse eu iria . Não percam essa oportunidade
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Gilbert ” Durinho” Burns, atual Campeao Mundial de BJJ, fala sobre sua estreia no MMA marcada para o dia 30 de... http://fb.me/AwSYRC0M
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