UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Bisping vs Belfort

2,057

CageRank

WINNER
Belfort

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
72% chance Belfort
WILL WIN

2,220

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Vitor Belfort
Fast finishes 10.0 vs 8.3 More than 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much harder to hit 9.8 vs 9.0 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much heavier hands 10.0 vs 8.5 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 9.4 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better takedown defense 9.2 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.5 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better striker 9.5 vs 9.2 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Taller 188 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Longer reach 192 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Slightly younger 38 years vs 40 years 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Belfort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Belfort
In 8:18, how much damage will he do? Belfort Bisping
Significant Strikes43
Belfort's excellent striking offense will dominate Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 75 Significant Strikes in 8:18
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Belfort's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:18
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Belfort has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Belfort is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Belfort is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belfort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 8:18, how much damage will he do? Bisping Belfort
Significant Strikes35
Bisping's excellent striking offense is matched by Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 75 Significant Strikes in 8:18
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Bisping's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:18
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Bisping is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Bisping is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Belfort 9.2
fighter Bisping 9.5
Great striking by Bisping
93 strikes Apr 27, 2013 vs Belcher
102 strikes Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
50 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Belfort 7.6
fighter Bisping 8.3
Great takedowns by Bisping
3 takedowns Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
3 takedowns Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang
2 takedowns Jun 07, 2008 vs Day

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Bisping 8.5
Great knockouts by Belfort
Round 1 Nov 09, 2013 vs Henderson
Round 2 Jan 19, 2013 vs Bisping
Round 1 Sep 19, 2009 vs Franklin

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Belfort 6.9
fighter Bisping 6.8
Great submissions by Belfort
Round 1 Jan 14, 2012 vs Johnson
Round 1 Mar 25, 2001 vs Southworth
Round 1 Dec 21, 1997 vs Charles

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Bisping 8.3
Fast finishes by Belfort
77 seconds Nov 09, 2013 vs Henderson
387 seconds Jan 19, 2013 vs Bisping
182 seconds Sep 19, 2009 vs Franklin
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
January 19, 2013UFC on FX 7
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
DECX
2,1182,086
2,0632,140
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Belfort
legend Bisping
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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