Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Belfort vs Marquardt?
Vitor Belfort beat Nate Marquardt by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 212, on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Vitor Belfort.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Belfort vs Marquardt stats
Vitor Belfort stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Nate Marquardt made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 17 loses and 2 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out and 14 by submission.
The stats suggested Belfort had a massive power advantage over Marquardt, boasting at 72% knock out percentage over Marquardt's 37%.
Vitor Belfort was the older man by 2 years, at 45 years old.
Belfort was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 1996, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Marquardt, whose first professional fight was in 1999. He had fought 48 less professional rounds, 68 to Marquardt's 116.