The main event for UFC on FX 8 presents different opportunities for both Belfort and Rockhold. Let’s take a look at what are viable options for the winner of this contest. Both are looking to get into the title hunt with a win and compete for UFC middleweight gold.
Belfort has already competed against Anderson Silva for the middleweight championship before. One kick from Anderson proved too much for Vitor. If he defeats Luke Rockhold, the only way he would be considered a title contender is if Chris Weidman upsets Anderson at UFC 162. He is still a proven contender in the division, he just needs another win or two before another shot at gold.
Rockhold has a chance to become one of the elite in the middleweight division with a victory over Belfort. He’s been long overlooked because of the time he spent in Strikeforce. Defeating Belfort should present him a title shot against the champion. Vitor has only lost to two people during his current career in the UFC, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones. Beating Belfort opens up plenty of opportunities for the former Strikeforce middleweight champion.
Both contenders have a lot at stake in this match up. It will be very interesting to see who comes out victorious.