UFC 212: Vitor Belfort joins Tristar Gym ahead of his last fight

The Phenom has decided to train in a brand new gym, in a brand new country ahead of his last UFC outing.

For someone with Vitor Belfort’s resume, it would come as no surprise that the former UFC champion has trained in all corners of the world.

Now ahead of his career ending meeting with Nate Marquardt in Rio de Janeiro on June 4, “The Phenom” will spend the last months of MMA career in Canada.

News of this very interesting decision sprouted online thanks to the magical world of Instagram and the rumours were later confirmed by team Belfort to MMAjunkie.


The gym is famous thanks in no part to head trainer Firas Zahabi and the stable of world class fighters who train behind the walls. The stable includes the likes of Georges St. Pierre and Rory MacDonald to name just a few, so Belfort should be more than ready to make his last outing one remember.

Both Belfort and Marquardt are currently in need of a win. Nate has dropped four of his last six whereas Belfort has dropped four of his last five. Another loss may be the end of Nate’s UFC and MMA career, one that also dates back 18 glorious years.

Two men with 93 fights between them will clash on the perfect occasion for either, or both, to bow out of this beautiful sport on their terms.

At UFC 212 Vitor will make his 25th walk to the octagon, exactly 200 pay-per-views after his electrifying debut in February 1997. A full 20-years of ups and downs will culminate in one last dance in June.



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