Vitor Belfort will be making his final UFC appearance on at UFC 212 against Nate Marquardt. As he steps inside the Octagon for a final time, he has chosen the Tristar Gym in Montreal to hold his fight camp at.
The news was confirmed by one of Belfort’s representatives to MMAJunkie on Monday. Renowned head coach Firas Zahabi will also be in his corner.
After UFC Fortaleza in March, the 40-year-old Belfort (25-13, with 21 wins by stoppage) was on a three-fight skid, suffering a first round knockout loss at the hands of Kelvin Gastelum. The fight, however, was overturned into a No Contest when Gastelum tested positive for cannabis that ultimately forced him out of his supposed UFC 212 fight with Anderson Silva.
Marquardt (35-17, with 27 wins by stoppage) last fought at UFC Denver in January against Sam Alvey, where he lost via unanimous decision. He has gone 3-6 in his second UFC stint which began in 2013.
UFC 212 will take place on June 3rd in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.