Completed MMA Bout

Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson

Co-Main Event | Catchweight · 197 lbs | MMA

Vitor Belfort defeats Anthony Johnson via Submission at 4:49 of Round 1

Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort
Anthony "Rumble" Johnson

Belfort
Submission
Round 1

Vitor Belfort Anthony Johnson

"The Phenom" "Rumble"

20-9-0   Pro Record At Fight   10-3-0
Climbed to 21-9   Record After Fight   Fell to 10-4
-135 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +110 (Near Even)
Brazil   Nationality   United States
Boca Raton, Florida   Fighting out of   Boca Raton, Florida
34 years, 9 months, 1 week, 6 days   Age at Fight   27 years, 10 months, 1 week, 1 day
186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   197.0 lbs (89.4 kgs)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   6'2" (188cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   77.0" (196cm)
Independent   Gym   Sanford MMA
UFC 142
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
  • Date: Saturday 01.14.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Venue: HSBC Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 9 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 197 lbs (89.4 kg) (re-scheduled from 185.0)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Belfort Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Johnson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:
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Belfort vs. Johnson Wiki Update Wiki

The co-main event of UFC 142 featured Vitor Belfort taking on Anthony Johnson. Despite coming up to middleweight for the first time, Johnson ran into difficulty cutting weight and failed to make the 185 pound limit.


Early in the fight Johnson pressed forward and was able to wrestle Belfort to the ground. Belfort worked for an omoplata, prompting Johnson to back up to his feet and then come swinging down with a big punch. Referee Dan Miragliotta quickly stood the fighters up, where Belfort stuffed an initial takedown attempt yet couldn't keep Johnson off of him. After a stalemate against the fence the fighters were broken up. Johnson again immediately worked for a takedown, eating several strikes en route to finally putting Belfort on his back. The referee again quickly stood the fighters up, where Johnson employed a strategy of slugging a big punch and then diving low for a takedown. Belfort defended well and was able to take Johnson's back, working for a rear naked choke as he punched the sides of the head. Belfort finally snuck the arm underneath for a deep choke and tapped Johnson out.


The official end came at 4:49 of the first round with Belfort winning via submission.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:39 PM ET
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Belfort vs. Johnson Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1430  
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KO/TKO
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Decision
Johnson
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Belfort
65%

Belfort vs. Johnson 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.

Pessoal, continuem me ajudando a treinar para os próximos desafios! http://t.co/uYuVaFbK
5 days and 28 minutes
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Aí galera essa foto foi realizada num jantar surpresa que foi feito pra mim depois da luta contra o tank about. http://t.co/OzLV6C0i
4 days, 14 hours, and 37 minutes
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Guys here in Brasil a reporter said that I say that @wandfc don't have more chin I never said that I always respect my opponents
4 days, 4 hours, and 29 minutes
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Aí galera olha o time que jogava comigo no nova geração foi muito bom em reencontra-los. O treinador era o Zico http://t.co/Aosadlfi
3 days, 22 hours, and 35 minutes
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O @wandfc pra mim e um dos melhores lutadores de todos os tempos com um exemplo de maturidade eu nunca vou desrespeitar meu adversário
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Eu gostaria de deixar claro que eu não falei nada disso que o @wandfc não tem queixo disse que vai ser um combate muito duro
3 days, 17 hours, and 57 minutes
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Acabei de chegar pra gravar com a @AnaHissa aqui no #CFZ vou postar fotos daqui a pouco
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Guys look my wife on this video Olha a minha mulher @Joanapradob no Video se tiverem mais Video manda pra ca http://t.co/70nrNbCZ
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Há caminho da padaria comprar pão de sal e tomar aquele café Isso não tem preço
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Another video http://t.co/fHr93mXH
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Ai galera quem tiver vídeos de comemoração da luta em suas casas ou na arena envia aqui eu vou fazer uma votação do melhor Video ok
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3 days, 8 hours, and 51 minutes
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Isso nunca vai sair Da minha mente Obrigado a todos que fizeram parte desse momento. http://t.co/tz7SnOSC Mande mais vídeos Desses aqui
3 days, 8 hours, and 40 minutes
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@mark_munoz sorry to herring this bro I know how hard injury is I pray for heeling in Jesus name
3 days, 8 hours, and 25 minutes
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Having lunch with my spiritual dad @danduke1 and my brother in Jesus @markshubert in Leblon http://t.co/T7TBCMJ6
2 days, 18 hours, and 20 minutes
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@SugarRaySefo bro miss u I hope u arrive good and safe see u soon love u bro
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Ai galera amanha estarei gravando com o esporte espetacular na praia do Leblon as 8:30 Am espero em ver vcs por lá ok abs
2 days, 6 hours, and 25 minutes
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@DUANEBANGCOM bro I want to kick like u one day I am a big fan thanks for the love bro u look great on this hat
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Essa aqui e a minha sobrinha sofia filha do meu Irmao em Cristo @DudaMauro parabéns Irmao que Deus abençoe vcs http://t.co/QmV6wuHv
1 day, 23 hours, and 35 minutes
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Guys I love to hear from u what u guys think about the fights. I am very happy to read all the twits
1 day, 17 hours, and 11 minutes
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I just watch the fights and I think me and @Anthony_Rumble should have the fight of the night we put a great war thanks Anthony God bless u
1 day, 16 hours, and 1 minute
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@ToquinhoMMA to te seguindo aqui Irmao vc e um orgulho pro nosso brasil
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Olha o que eu ganhei da @Rvca de presente http://t.co/0hZTjgk4
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E para continuar a comemoração da vitória incrível de ontem, acesse "MMA: Treino Épico" e divirta-se comigo. t.co/KrWupjjW
22 hours and 49 minutes
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Huge brazilian victory at UFC RIO 142 http://t.co/nvL0lDot
20 hours and 21 minutes
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Adorei em ver a torcida gritando "O Campeão Voltou" foi emocionante vcs que puderam estar presente muito obrigado e a todos de suas casas
14 hours and 10 minutes
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E pra terminar a noite com chave de ouro eu e minha amada @Joanapradob tomando café na padaria http://t.co/NAmRmwBU
11 hours and 35 minutes
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Amo todos vcs obrigado pelas mensagens eu leio todas
11 hours and 3 minutes
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Quero muito agradecer meu treinador de Jiu Jitsu @GilbertDurinho agora eu sou uma mochila igual vc
10 hours and 57 minutes
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@fabriciocamoes saudades valeu bro
10 hours and 36 minutes
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@wandfc valeu Irmao, obrigado pelo seu carinho um forte abs
8 hours and 52 minutes
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Thanks for all the support that I have from my hardcore fans from the past and from the new fans I love u guys
8 hours and 41 minutes
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Gente amo vcs obrigado por toda torcida foi uma coisa inesquecível Amo vcs
8 hours and 30 minutes
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UFC Rio Weigh-In Anthony misses weight http://t.co/Wu6OJQIo
23 hours and 2 minutes
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Vejo vcs amanha no treino aberto as 1 Pm em frente a praça do O na barra http://t.co/ZVN4KsOJ
3 days, 18 hours, and 40 minutes
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Acabei meu treino só agora,obrigado a todos vcs que fazem parte na minha carreira e da minha vida http://t.co/YHy8k154
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Bom dia Eu amo o que faço,e faço com alegria. Tenham uma ótima semana que Deus possa reinar em seu coracao
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#luidicani famoso como o #homenpassaro obrigado pela dica do canal #Off to aqui vendo o documentário de newjersey surfer
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Eu gostaria de ter um programa nesse canal #Off e irado demais HD e muito bem feito
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Aí galera vcs tem que ter o canal #Off e muito bom eu quero dar meu parabéns a #globosat meu amigo Percegueiro e craque #homenpassaro thanks
6 days and 59 minutes
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Ontem meu ultimo jantar fora de casa lógico que escolhi o restaurante do meu amigo #Genaro o #alexandro&frederico http://t.co/t4yHzkFE
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Vou entrar ao vivo na #Globo Essa foto e do estudio http://t.co/ipVDeMBS
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Relaxando na praia depois do ultimo dia de Sparring @TheDolceDiet @SugarRaySefo @mastermitter @Pedrograpiuna salviti http://t.co/5TkUGXv8
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I want to thanks the I am second organization for this wonderful gift. Make sure u are the second and Jesus #1 http://t.co/HcrynOoS
1 week, 6 hours, and 36 minutes
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Acabei de acordar bom dia brasil Estou acordando esse horário porque já to me adaptando no horário da luta Tenham um bom dia. Sejam felizes
1 week, 6 hours, and 52 minutes
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Tomando meu café eu e @TheDolceDiet estamos já dentro do fuso da luta semana que vem tenho que perder 10 k bom dia BR http://t.co/7jPnKZE5
1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, and 28 minutes
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