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UFC 133: Vitor Belfort is still fast and strong

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort speaks at the

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort speaks at the UFC 133 pre-fight press conference in Philadelphia. (Aug. 4, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

PHILADELPHIA -- There goes Vitor Belfort again.  There goes those hands of his again.

Belfort, known as "The Phenom" for his success at an early age, showed that he can have success later in life as well with another lightning-quick knockout. This time, it was Yoshihiro Akiyama who suffered knockout 1:52 into the first round at UFC 133 on Saturday night.

It was the middleweight's 14 career knockout, and his 12th in the first round.

"My hands just kill," Belfort said in the cage after the fight.

Belfort (20-9) landed a big left hand that sent Akiyama (13-4) to the ground early in the round. Belfort then swarmed in and landed a flurry of shots until referee Mario Yamasaki stepped in and stopped the bout. Akiyama was face first on the canvas.


-- UFC 133 live video of post-fight press conference at 12:30 a.m.


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