On Thursday, Jan. 17, the UFC held a pre-fight press conference for its upcoming UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping event in São Paulo, Brazil.

The MMA Corner’s Aline Baktchejian Djehdian was on site for the event, as well as Dentro do Ringue photographer Patrick Formosinho.

Fighters in attendance included headliners Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort, as well as fellow middleweights Daniel Sarafian and C.B. Dollaway. Bisping and Belfort got into a heated exchange following the staredown.

Below are photos from the press conference as shot by Patrick Formosinho of Dentro do Ringue.

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Top Photo: Vitor Belfort (L) squares off with Michael Bisping (Patrick Formosinho/Dentro do Ringue)

About The Author

Aline Bak
Staff Writer, Brazil

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Aline began watching MMA with her father during the heyday of Pride in the early 2000's. Her passion for the sport soon turned to the UFC not long after. After attending UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro and UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Aline was asked to recount her experience for Tatame—one of Brazil's biggest media outlets—and thus began her writing career. In addition to her work for The MMA Corner, she maintains her own site about MMA.