Belfort Significant Underdog For His Last Fight

Published on January 12th, 2018 6:29 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Vitor Belfort checking in for one of his last fights in the Octagon. The co-main event of this weekend's UFC card will see Uriah Hall and Vitor Belfort square off in a Middleweight tilt.

This fight is significant as it will feature Belfort's last appearance in the Octagon, as he has stated that he plans to retire after this fight. This will mark the end to an incredible career that has featured multiple titles and some of the biggest moments in the history of the UFC.

Belfort is looking to finish his career on a two-fight winning streak, as he managed to decision Nate Marquardt in his most recent tilt. Standing in his way, however, will be the inconsistent Uriah Hall, who has largely disappointed during his stint in the UFC.

Hall has the ability to look practically unbeatable one fight and completely pedestrian the next. Hall was touted as one of the top talents to ever appear on the Ultimate Fighter, though he has proven to be more hype than substance so far.

There is no question that beating Belfort would be a big scalp for Hall and would likely help to propel him up the Middleweight ladder.

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Vitor Belfort is a big underdog to win his last fight in the UFC - here are the current betting odds:

Uriah Hall, 1.33
Vitor Belfort, 3.5

Total Rounds

Over 1.5, 2.5
Under 1.5, 1.5

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Here are the keys to victory for both men:

Uriah Hall - Hall needs to withstand the traditional early blitz from Belfort and get the fight to the second round. The longer that the fight goes, the more than Hall should be able to pick Belfort apart with his striking. Hall needs to avoid getting into a firefight with Belfort early, as that represents Belfort's best chance of winning.

Vitor Belfort - Uriah Hall has the tendency to be too flashy, so Belfort will need to ring Hall's bell early and turn things into a sloppy firefight. The more wild that things get in the early going, the better chance that Belfort has of catching Hall and putting him to sleep.

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