Vitor Belfort has signed with ONE Championship. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was in Singapore to attend ONE: ‘Call to Greatness’ recently and today Chatri Sityodtong announced the news on Twitter:
BREAKING NEWS: I am thrilled to announce that UFC Legend Vitor Belfort is now a ONE Championship athlete! A former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion, Vitor holds the record for the most KOs in UFC history as well as the 2nd most finishes. #WeAreONE pic.twitter.com/Sbf15KPPua
— Chatri Sityodtong (@yodchatri) March 1, 2019
Belfort has beaten the likes of Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin, Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson during his career and also held the Cage Rage light heavyweight title.
He fought eight times for Pride and is excited to be competing in Asia again,
“I have been in this sport since I was 19 years old, and have been fortunate enough to witness its growth and evolution first hand. I would like to of course thank Chatri Sityodtong and ONE Championship, who gave me this great honor to fight in front of the Asian audience. ONE Championship is the home of martial arts, and I plan to become a ONE world champion in front of some of the best martial arts fans in the world,” Belfort said.
The ONE Championship middleweight and light heavyweight titles are both currently the property of Aung La Nsang. He defends the former against Ken Hasegawa at ONE: ‘A New Era’ on March 31st.