ALar’s take on UFC on FX 8: Belfort v. Rockhold
The good news? The UFC is back in our lives after a three week hiatus. The bad news? The UFC on FX card going down this Saturday in Brazil isn’t exactly star studded… With stellar cards like UFC 160 and 161 looming in the near future, this card doesn’t really get my blood pumping. Though with the lackluster undercard, the top two fights on FX should be of interest to even the most modest MMA fan. BJJ dynamo Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza will be making his long awaited UFC debut against Middleweight midcarder Chris Camozzi. Jacare was slated to face off against heavy handed Costa Phillippou, but much to my dismay, the boxer from Cyprus had to pull out due to injury. After Philippou’s removal from the card, Camozzi valiantly stepped in to attempt to tame the gator. The Main Event of the night and the tilt catching most of the media attention pits former Strikeforce Middleweight Champ Luke Rockhold against the TRT fueled Brazilian ‘Young Dinosaur’ Vitor Belfort. Most of my preview will take a look at that fight and the surrounding issues, but I’ll throw out my picks for the rest of the card as well. Here we go!