FRIDAY NEWS DIGEST 4/26: ONE FC CEO says Vitor Belfort fight announcement is coming, UFC Fort Lauderdale weigh-in results

By Cole Henry, MMATorch Contributor

Vitor Belfort (photo credit Per Haljestam © USA Today Sports)

Update on Vitor Belfort ONE debut:

Vitor Belfort is a legend of MMA and he isn’t done just yet! Belfort recently signed with ONE Championship and things are now a little clearer on when he will debut thanks to an update from CEO Chatri Sityodtong.

“I believe it will be this year, we’re still trying to wrap things up on that end, but stay tuned for some big news in the very near future.” (Via an interview with

Little is known about Belfort’s plans with ONE. He has mentioned an interest in competing in a mixed rule fight with pro boxer Roy Jones Jr. but other than that we don’t even know what weight class he intends to compete in.

UFC on ESPN+ 8 Weigh-In results:


Ronaldo Souza (185.5) vs. Jack Hermansson (185)

Greg Hardy (264.5) vs. Dmitri Smoliakov (262)

Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Mike Perry (171)

Ion Cutelaba (205) vs. Glover Teixeira (205.5)

John Lineker (135) vs. Cory Sandhagen (135)

Thomas Gifford (156) vs. Roosevelt Roberts (155)


Takashi Sato (170.5) vs. Ben Saunders (170.5)

Andrei Arlovski (247) vs. Augusto Sakai (264)

Carla Esparza (115) vs. Virna Jandiroba (115.5)

Gilbert Burns (156) vs. Mike Davis (155)


Jason Gonzalez (156) vs. Jim Miller (155.5)

Jodie Esquibel (116) vs. Angela Hill (115.5)

Dhiego Lima (171) vs. Court McGee (170.5)

Fight Announcements:

Alonzo Menifield vs. Paul Craig announced for UFC Minneapolis

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