Popó gives in to Belfort's insistence and confirms a boxing match between legends on the Fight Music Show

Four-time world champion in the 'noble art' makes official challenge against MMA icon for the end of 2024

Popó confirmed fight against Vitor belfort protocols for Fight Music Show 5. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Icon of 'noble art' in Brazil, Acelino Popó Freitas surrendered to the challenges of Vitor belfort and confirmed a boxing fight with the former UFC champion. On his social networks, the Bahian official made the challenge for September, on Fight Music Show 5. The confrontation promotes a 'settlement of accounts', which had been provoked in recent weeks.

“I accepted your challenge, 'Belweak'. In September, I will shut your mouth and show you what boxing is,” wrote Popó, on his profile on Instagram.

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The agreement between Acelino and Vitor seemed imminent, but obstacles regarding the weight at which the fight would be fought hindered the agreement to complete the contract. While the Bahian demanded that the challenge be held at 80kg, the former UFC fighter claimed he was unable to go through the weight cutting process.

So far, the rules for the clash have not been announced. The expectation, however, is for an aggressive fight, as two athletes famous for their knockout power will share the ring.

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Big name of Fight Music Show, Popó is undefeated in challenges in the promoter. So far, the Bahian has accumulated performances against Whindersson Nunes, José Pelé Landi, Junior Dublê and Kleber Bambam.

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