Former UFC middleweight challenger Alan Belcher recently won his professional heavyweight boxing debut for the Summit FC promotion.
At the age of 37, Belcher made his professional boxing debut on November 6 at Summit FC 39 when he was tough on Ryan Shough. Belcher ended up winning the match in the second round by knockout, which was impressive. But even more impressive than actually winning the match is Belcher’s incredible physique. Years after leaving the UFC due to an eye injury that ended his career at the time, Belcher seems to be in the absolute best shape of his life. See below as Belcher demonstrates his improved boxing skills with a brutal knockout of Shough with one stroke.
Belcher (18-8) last competed in the UFC back in 2013 when he lost via technical decision to Michael Bisping in a fight in which he sustained an eye injury that led to the end of his mixed martial arts career. Overall, Belcher had a record of 9-6 during his time in the UFC between 20066 and 2013. Although he was never able to rise to the top of the UFC’s middleweight division and win a title shot, he was certainly a very good, exciting fighter. who delivered some memorable performances, such as his TKO victory over Rousimar Palhares in May 2012.
Belcher retired after the loss to Bisping, but after taking several years off to heal his injuries, he returned to martial arts last summer for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, where he won a unanimous decision over Tony Lopez. It is clear that he has some very good hands and it seems that Belcher now hopes that he will do well in professional boxing. It’s unfortunate that his MMA career seems to be over, but it’s great to see Belcher continue to defy the odds, overcome his injury and compete in martial arts.
What was your favorite memory of Alan Belcher during his run in the UFC over the years?
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