|Real Name/Full Name||Vitor Vieira Belfort|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Vitor Belfort|
|Birth Place:||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||1 April 1977|
|Age/How Old:||43 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 185 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Jose Marcos Belfort
Mother – Maria Jovita Vieira
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Joana Prado (m. 2003)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Davi, Victoria & Kyara Belfort|
|Profession:||Mixed martial artist|
|Net Worth:||$6 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Vitor Belfort is a mixed martial artist from Brazil. He resides in the United States as he continued his career in America. He accepts himself being a Brazilian-American and is well-known for his incredible fights in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) across different divisions like Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight, and Middleweight. Vitor was known for excellent fight efficiency and ravaging knockout power. He is ranked third among fighters in UFC history, with most finishes reaching 14.
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Biography and Early Life
Vitor Belfort was born on April 1, 1977, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was taken to parents Jose Marcos Belfort, his father, and Maria Jovita Belfort, his mother. His parents were from a mixed background, his father being a French-Brazilian and his mother being a Greek-Brazilian.
He was brought up in Rio de Janeiro, where he started his training at 12. He began to train in boxing under coach Claudio Coelho. He then studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Carlson Gracie, where he got his black belt. Gracie led Vitor to the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships, where he won the Absolute and Heavyweight titles, forgetting his black belt under the age 18 category.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Vitor Belfort in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Vitor Belfort’s age is 43 years old as of today’s date 23rd January 2021 having been born on 1 April 1977. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 84kg in Kilograms.
Vitor Belfort was raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started training for his boxing, and martial arts early and never completed his education. Even though he studied all forms of fighting techniques such as boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, in which he got a black belt, Judo also receiving a black belt and Purple belt in Shotokan Karate.
Learning numerous forms of martial arts led him to gain a significant career in the UFC. Even after achieving success, Vitor believed that there is no age limit to complete education and thus was provided a chance to get a Stanford University degree due to his fame.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Vitor Belfort was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to parents from mixed backgrounds. He had a sister named Priscila Belfort, who mysteriously disappeared in 2007 and was later declared dead. This was a significant setback in Vitor’s life. Vitor was raised as a devout Christian.
Taking a peek into his martial life, Belfort is married to a Brazilian model, Joana Prado. They started dating in the year 2002 but split up after a while, reuniting again in the year 2002. The couple exists with three children, Davi, Victoria, and Kyara Belfort.
Is Vitor Belfort Gay?
Vitor Belfort is not gay; this can be evident from the fact that he is married to Joana Prado, with whom he has three children. He is straight and currently married.
Vitor Belfort shifted to the United States to start competing in mixed martial arts. He made his mixed martial arts debut at an event named Superbrawl in Hawaii, where he defeated his opponent Jon Hess, a 7-inch is taller and 100 pounds more weight advantage than Vitor. He beat him within 12 seconds in a knockout.
He made his UFC debut in UFC-12, where he went on to defeat two fighters and became the youngest fighter in the Heavyweight category to score a victory inside the octagon. He soon became a popular name and was known by his ring name, ‘The Phenom.’ He registered many wins before making his Light Heavyweight debut in the year 1998. In his debut in this category, he faced Brazilian Superstar Wanderlei Silva. The match turned out ugly and ended in his victory.
After this, he took a little time off UFC and went off to be a PRIDE Fighting Championships in Japan. He changed his training from Carlson Gracie and went on to train with the Brazilian Top Team. He showed exceptional hand skills and great ground-and-pound tactics to win many matches at the PRIDE in the heavyweight and Light heavyweight categories.
He again returned to the UFC in 2004 and continued his good performances capturing titles by defeating Randy Couture in a three-match round. He met Tito Ortiz on February 5, 2005, with whom he was set to make his UFC return. Even though Belfort lost the match, many people lauded his fight skills and incredible performance in the game.
Vitor went on to be a part of PRIDE 31: the Real Deal, Cage Rage 21 in 2007. In a venture of Professional Boxing, Vitor made a debut on April 11, 2006. He completed his professional debut in boxing against Josemaria Neves, whom he defeated by TKO within the first minute. Belfort holds 41 matches in the mixed martial arts category with 26 wins and 14 losses.
- UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, UFC-12 Heavyweight Tournament Champion
- Five-time ‘Knockout of the Night’, One-time ‘Performance of the Night’
- One time Cage Rage World Light heavyweight Champion
- Won the World MMA Award in 2013 for Knockout of the Year vs. Luke Rockhold
- Bronze Medalist at ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship 2001.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Vitor Belfort in 2021
As of 2021, the total net worth of Vitor Belfort is $6 million. His earnings and salary are from his fights across world-renowned leagues across the world and his professional career in Mixed Martial Arts.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Belfort was signed by ONE Championship on March 1, 2019, at the age of 42.
- Belfort published his autobiography Vitor Belfort: Lições de Garra, fé e Sucesso in 2012 written by Thomas Nelson.
- Belfort is a naturalized American citizen officially becoming in the year 2018.
- Belfort is the youngest ever UFC Tournament winner at 19 years, 313 days.
Vitor Belfort is a famous mixed martial arts-based person who has achieved a long list of championships in his professional career. Starting at an early age for becoming a professional boxer, he continued in his training path and became a legendary fighter. He showed exceptional fighting skills and power inside the ring and won numerous fights, especially by knockouts.