Tim Sylvia and Gabriel Gonzaga have also lost to him. Randy Couture both known mixed martial arts fighting and boxing.Currently, he does a public appearance for his autobiography “Becoming the Natural: My Life In and Out of the Cage and acts in David Marret’s Redbelt.” Randy Couture is both a mixed martial artist and actor. He has held six championship titles in the world of mixed martial arts, including light heavyweight and heavyweight titles, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship title. He is known to be the first who held two Ultimate Fighting Championship titles.For these matches Belfort used his stand-up striking skills less and instead controlled the fights and won by ground-and-pound tactics, with the exception of his fight with Southworth, which he won via rear-naked choke in the first round.However, in the opening round of the 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix he faced Alistair Overeem losing via first-round guillotine choke.Belfort's next match saw him score a technical knockout (TKO) against the UFC 6 runner-up Tank Abbott in a non-tournament fight, knocking Abbott down and finishing him with a ground and pound attack.In 1997 Belfort fought against American Greco-Roman wrestler Randy Couture, the first of three fights they would have.It was both in both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions simultaneously.Couture began acting in 2003 by in the film “Cradle 2 the Grave” and acting on the “The Ultimate Fighter” a hit reality show as himself.
Soon after, he moved on to compete in the UFC, where he was given the nickname The Phenom.Belfort later studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu with Carlson Gracie, who gave him his black belt.Gracie scouted Belfort at the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships, where he won the Absolute and Heavyweight titles for blue belts under age 18.Catching Silva early with a left cross, Belfort chased him across the cage with a flurry of punches, knocking Silva out by TKO in just 44 seconds.Vítor then moved on to fight in Japan's PRIDE Fighting Championships. Vítor controlled the first minutes of the fight before breaking his hand, the remainder of the fight was spent on his back being stomped and kicked by Sakuraba.The first of these fights was against a training partner of his, Joe Charles, whom he defeated quickly via armbar without throwing a single punch.