Vitor Belfort is For Real.

Unlike recent MMA Rants Today subjects Alistair Overeem and Fedor, Vitor Belfort is a fighter who recent MMA fans may not know before his fight with Anderson Silva (and Silva’s incredible Steven Seagal-inspired facekick loss), but who can still deliver consistently at a high level. If you don’t know about him, you need to know about him!

He is an aggressive striker whose highlight reel feeds the nightmares of potential opponents. Oh, and he’ll dominate you on the ground. He is nicknamed “The Phenom” because at 19 he was destroying challengers. He’s got 19 wins: 13 of those by knockout!

Check out some highlights:

Of course, his opponent at UFC 133 in Philadelphia, Yoshihiro Akiyama, is also a high-level striker, with Judo expertise.

From UFC Countdown:

I think we may be looking at “Fight of the Night” bonuses for these guys, unless one of them gets “Knockout of the Night”

Can’t wait!