Vitor Belfort Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Vitor Belfort net worth is
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Vitor Vieira Belfort, also known by his ring name “The Phenom”, was born on the 1st April 1977, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is a former mixed martial artist, probably best recognized for being the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, as well as the UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament Champion. He is also known as the last Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Champion, and for posting notable victories over Luke Rockhold, Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin, and many other noted fighters. His career was active from 1996 to 2016.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Vitor Belfort is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Vitor’s net worth is over $5.5 million, as of late 2016, with the main source of this amount of money being his successful involvement in the sports industry as a professional MMA fighter.

Vitor Belfort Net Worth $5.5 Million

Vitor grew up and started his fighting career in Rio. While still just a boy, he became interested in various kinds of fighting, so he started training with Carlos Gracie, who was one of the primary developers of modern Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil. Initially, he was training with one of Carlos’ students who told him that Vitor needed to train with Carlos because he was too tough for the other fighters in the gym. At the age of 19, he move to the USA in order to pursue a career in mixed martial arts, by competing with more serious fighters in more important competitions.

After coming to the USA, Vitor fought his first sanctioned mixed martial arts match called “Superbrawl” in Hawaii, defeating his opponent in just 12 seconds by knockout, despite the fact that his opponent had a lot of advantages such as height, weight and experience. Afterwards, he moved on to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he was given the nickname “The Phenom”. In his debut event there, he won the “UFC 12” Heavyweight Tournament, becoming the youngest fighter to ever score a victory inside the octagon. He fought three more battles in the UFC, one of which was a defeat from very successful and popular wrestler at the time, Randy Couture, all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth.

Soon after, he moved on to fighting in Japan’s PRIDE Fighting Championship, where he fought Japan’s and world’s best mixed martial arts fighters. In the following years, he returned to the UFC where he won and lost the title of the “UFC Light Heavyweight Champion”. In 2006 he was accused of using an illegal substance and therefore suspended for nine months.

However, suspension didn’t discourage him. He returned to fighting as efficient and skillful as ever. With his background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu along with solid submissions on the ground and take down defense, he also possessed excellent boxing skills. Hence, he won over 30 fights at the best and most reputable mixed martial arts competitions. As of May 2016, he was the #9 contender in official UFC middleweight rankings, maintaining his net worth. However, he announced his retirement from MMA on the 15th October 2016.

Regarding his personal life, Vitor has been married to Joana Prado since 2003, with whom he has three children. They now live in Boca Raton, Florida.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 1, 1977
Birth place: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Weight:205 lbs (93 kg)
Profession:Mixed Martial Artist
Nationality:Brazilian
Spouse:Joana Prado (m. 2003)
Children:Davi Belfort, Kyara Belfort, Victoria Belfort
Parents:José Marcos Belfort, Maria Jovita Vieira
Siblings:Priscila Belfort
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He launched a book about himself called "Vitor Belfort - Licoes de Garra, Fe & Sucesso (Lessons of Determination, Faith and Sucess (2012).
2Daughter Kyara, with Joana Prado, born on June 5, 2009 in Rio de Janeiro.
3Daughter, Vitória, with Joana Prado, born on October 31st 2007 in Rio de Janeiro.
4Has a sister named Priscila Vieira Belfort. She disappeared on January 9th 2004.
5Son of Maria Jovita Vieira and José Marcos Belfort.
6Son, Davi, with Joana Prado, born on 6 February 2005.
7UFC-12 Heavyweight 4-Man Tournament Champion
8Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
9Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Filmography

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 22016TV MovieHimself
UFC Embedded: Vlog Series2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
UFC 200 Greatest Fighters of All Time2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic2016TV SpecialHimself
UFC on Fox2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier2015Himself
Gugu2015TV SeriesHimself
Altas Horas2014TV SeriesHimself
Amor à Vida2013TV SeriesHimself (2013)
UFC Ultimate Insider2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
World Series of Fighting 1: Arlovski vs. Cole2012TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort2012TV SpecialHimself
A Grande Família2012TV SeriesHimself
Lendas do UFC2012TV Series documentaryVictor Belfort
Agora é Tarde2011TV SeriesHimself
MMAthletics2011TV SeriesHimself
UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort2011TV MovieHimself
MMA H.E.A.T.2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
FightZone Presents2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Toutes les Forces2010Video documentaryHimself
UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort2009TV SpecialHimself
Affliction: Day of Reckoning2009TV MovieHimself
Caminho das Índias2009TV SeriesHimself
Affliction: Banned2008TV MovieHimself
Pride 32: The Real Deal2006TV MovieHimself
Pride Critical Countdown Absolute2006TV MovieHimself
Pride Total Elimination 20052005TV MovieHimself
UFC 51: Super Saturday2005TV SpecialHimself
UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 32004VideoHimself
UFC 49: Unfinished Business2004TV SpecialHimself
UFC 46: Supernatural2004TV SpecialHimself
UFC 43: Meltdown2003TV SpecialHimself
Saia Justa2003TV SeriesHimself
UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets2002TV SpecialHimself
Casa dos Artistas2001TV SeriesHimself - Contestant (2nd season) (2002)
Pride 14: Clash of the Titans2001TV MovieHimself
Pride 13: Collision Course2001TV MovieHimself
Pride 10: Return of the Warriors2000TV MovieHimself
Pride 92000TV MovieHimself
Pride 51999TV MovieHimself
UFC: Ultimate Brazil1999TV SpecialHimself
UFC: Ultimate Japan 11997TV SpecialHimself
UFC 15: Collision Course1997TV SpecialHimself
UFC 13: The Ultimate Force1997TV SpecialHimself
UFC 12: Judgement Day1997TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
UFC 59: Reality Check2006TV SpecialHimself - Light Heavyweight Fighter (uncredited)
UFC Hits: Volume 12000VideoHimself
UFC Hits: Volume 22000VideoHimself

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