Vitor Belfort Biography
Vitor Belfort; a Brazilian mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was ranked in the top 9th player in the official UFC middleweight rankings. He holds the markable victories over several world champions including Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva, Anthony Johnson, Mati Lindland and Luke Rockhold.
Vitor Belfort is a married man. He is married to Joana Prado and is blessed with three children.
Vitor Belfort Early Life and Education
Vitor Belfort was born on April 1, 1977, in Brazil to a French father and a Greek mother. He belongs to White and holds a Brazilian nationality. When Belfort was just 12 years old, he began his training in boxing under Claudio Coelho.
Belfort learned jiu-jitsu with Carlson Gracie who gave him a black belt. Furthermore, Gracie scouted Belfort at the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships and won Heavyweight titles and Absolute titles for blue belts under age 18.
Vitor Belfort Career
When Belfort was 19 years old, he shifted to the U.S. to compete as a fighter in MMA. After he landed his steps in UFC, he was given the nickname The Phenom. He managed to beat two fighters in his debut event. Further, he won the UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament as well.
Additionally, he competed at PRIDE Fighting Championships against Heath Herring, Bobby Southworth, Gilbert Yvel, Daijiro Matsui and Alistair Overeem.
In 2017, at UFC Fight Night 106, he faced Kelvin Gastelum and lost the fight through a combination of punches in the first round of the fight. Besides Mixed Martial Arts he is also famous for being a professional boxer. He has participated in ADCC championships in their absolute division.
Vitor Belfort Personal Life
The talented boxer Vitor Belfort is a happily married man. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Joana Prado, a famous Brazilian entrepreneur, and a model. She has made her appearance on the cover page of numerous adult magazines. The duo is blessed with three children together.
The couple first began dating in 2000 and then broke up but repatched during a reality show after two years.
Belfort us a devoted Christain and has a deep faith in Jesus Christ. Moreover, he has made a video entitled I Am Second where he shares the story of his belief in Jesus Christ. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.
Vitor Belfort Net Worth and Life Style
The talented boxer, Belfort is living a lavish life with his wife and three children. He is believed to earn an astonishing amount of salary from his professional career.
However, as per the online sources, Vitor Belfort’s net worth is reported to be $3 million. He is seen active on different social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.