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Video: Vitor Belfort is jacked again, smashing pads like ‘old Vitor’ ahead of ONE debut

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder, Vitor Belfort, appears to be reinvigorated ahead of his return to mixed martial arts (MMA), which is expected to take place for ONE Championship at some point in early 2020.

I’m sure that — and that alone — is the reason “The Phenom” is jacked again, and pounding the pads like the “Old Vitor” as opposed to the “deflated, heartless” Brazilian that opponents became accustomed to inside the Octagon.

“Vitor Belfort’s still got it and I am talking about technique, precision, and power,” legendary trainer, Henri Hooft, wrote on Instagram. “Been working with a lot of great strikers in the last 31 years and his is in the top when it comes to striking skill set.”

Belfort, 42, has 18 knockouts in 26 professional wins (with three submissions) but looked like a shell of his former self in his final fights with UFC. “The Phenom” got knocked out in five of his last seven appearances inside the Octagon (with one later changed to a no contest).

An opponent for Belfort’s ONE debut has yet to be determined.