Pic: Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold staredown; 'The Phenom' shoves Strikeforce champ at UFC on FX 8 weigh ins

UFC on FX 8 is just around the corner and earlier today (May 17, 2013), the 8 fighters participating on the televised main card went nose-to-nose at the weigh-ins in a preview of this weekend's fisticuffs in Brazil. Check it out!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its weigh in event earlier today (May 17, 2013) at the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, for those fighters competing at UFC on FX 8: "Belfort vs. Rockhold" event, which is scheduled to take place at the same location tomorrow night live on the FX channel.

For complete UFC on FX 8 weigh in results and video click here.

The staredowns were nothing to write home about until Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold got in each other's face. The latter leaned too far into the former and earned himself a shove backwards.

"The Phenom" promptly throat slashed at the crowd. I think he means he's going to murder death kill Rockhold inside the Octagon tomorrow night. Or something like that.

See the video of it right here.

You can at least get a look at how each fighter chose to square off against his opponent, though:

185 lbs.: Chris Camozzi vs. Ronaldo Souza

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185 lbs.: Joao Zeferino vs. Rafael Natal

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155 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham

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MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on FX 8 fight card, starting with the Facebook "Prelims," which are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET, right on through the FUEL TV-televised under card bouts at 6 p.m. ET and then main card action, which is slated to begin at 9 p.m. ET on FX channel.

It's going to be a fun night of fights so don't miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight UFC on FX 8 coverage you can handle.

For all the latest "Belfort vs. Rockhold" news and notes click here.

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