Does Vitor Belfort Stand A Chance Vs. Jon Jones? Kenny Florian Says Yes

UFC Tonight analyst Kenny Florian knows what it’s like to be the underdog heading into title matches.

Florian offered up his take on this coming Saturday night’s Jon Jones-Vitor Belfort fight at UFC 152 for the UFC light heavyweight title recently.

Without a doubt, (Belfort) has a chance. They call him ‘The Phenom’ for a reason. This is the kind of guy who really could match Jon Jones from the talent department and that is really something we probably haven’t seen before. Anytime you get that kind of talent and athleticism that Belfort (has), he can beat anyone in the world. And if he is on at UFC 152, that is a scary fight.

Many have questioned Belfort’s selection to face Jones, but he is a former UFC champion.

What kind of odds do you give Belfort? Good, bad, or not a chance?

  • tommo

    slim chance i think jones might look for a few takedowns on saturday night and try to end the fight their instead of messing with vitors boxing. although i think jones would still win standing up cause that 84 inch reach is massive. i give vitor the classic “punchers chance” but i wouldnt bet on it.

  • Ben Rage

    Vitor has a chance if he can avoid the take down. I would like to see the upset. Vitor should be faster and has, what I believe to be more power than Machida, so if he connects, we’ll really get to see Jones’ chin tested.

  • Jess

    Jones’ Muy Thai and other dynamic striking will prove to be too much for Vitor. As we saw in the Silva fight, Vitor can be caught with non boxing attacks.

  • quardy

    i’m sure Vitor will get injured before the fight happens!

  • http://profiles.google.com/highdollarstl Bill Schumer

    He has a better chance than Stephan Bonner does vs. Silva…

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