Vitor Belfort’s Professional Boxing Record: Has He Boxed Before?

Published 09/09/2021, 12:07 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 12: Lyoto Machida of Brazil submit Vitor Belfort of Brazil in their middleweight bout during the UFC 224 event at Jeunesse Arena on May 12, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


Vitor Belfort was one of the scariest fighters in his prime. The former UFC champ possesses vicious knockout power and blinding speed. By the time his opponents knew what hit them, they were on the floor, as Belfort celebrated.

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Although his career in the UFC has been the center of a lot of controversies, he still stakes the claim of being one of the best Brazilian UFC champions. Other than competing in the UFC, Belfort has fought for other promotions such as PRIDE and Strikeforce. He also tried his hand in boxing in 2006.

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What is Vitor Belfort’s professional boxing record? 

In 2006, Vitor Belfort tried his hand in professional boxing, when he took on Josemario Neves in Brazil. Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort knocked out his opponent to win his first and only boxing match.

JARAGUA DO SUL, BRAZIL – MAY 18: (L-R) Vitor Belfort punches Luke Rockhold in their middleweight bout during the UFC on FX event on May 18, 2013 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Vitor Belfort’s boxing record is 1 win and 0 losses. Since fighting Neves, Belfort has not stepped into the ring again. That is, until he fights Evander Holyfield this weekend for the main event of the Triller Fight Club LEGENDS card.

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Vitor Belfort vs Evander Holyfield

Triller originally built the card around ‘The Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya taking on Vitor Belfort in a fight scheduled as a professional fight. However, De La Hoya tested positive for COVID-19 and got hospitalized. Evander Holyfield stepped in on late notice, to take on ‘The Phenom’.

The whole card had to be shifted to Florida since the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) did not grant Holyfield a license to fight because of his diminished skills and age. The event will now take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

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The undercard of the event is as follows –

Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva vs Tito Ortiz

David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye’ vs Joe Fournier

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Andy Vences vs Jono Carroll

Which fight are you looking forward to the most this weekend?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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