UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - St. Pierre vs Belfort

2,455

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
St. Pierre

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
79% chance St. Pierre
WILL WIN

2,220

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Georges St. Pierre
Much stronger takedown offense 10.0 vs 7.5 More than 30% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much better submission offense 7.6 vs 6.9 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better takedown defense 10.0 vs 9.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.8 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Younger 35 years vs 40 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Longer reach 193 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Slightly better striker 9.3 vs 9.2 Almost the same
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 9.6 Almost the same
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 heavier hands 10.0 vs 8.2 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Taller 183 cm vs 178 cm Around 5% taller
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Harder to hit 9.8 vs 9.7 Almost the same
St. Pierre on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belfort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Georges
St. Pierre
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? St. Pierre Belfort
Significant Strikes53
St. Pierre's excellent striking offense is matched by Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
St. Pierre's excellent takedown offense is matched by Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
St. Pierre has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
St. Pierre is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
St. Pierre has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Belfort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against St. Pierre’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Belfort
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Belfort St. Pierre
Significant Strikes54
Belfort's excellent striking offense is matched by St. Pierre's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Belfort's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against St. Pierre's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
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
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter St. Pierre 9.3
fighter Belfort 9.2
Great striking by St. Pierre
101 strikes Nov 16, 2013 vs Hendricks
85 strikes Apr 30, 2011 vs Shields
45 strikes Nov 18, 2006 vs Hughes

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter St. Pierre 10.0
fighter Belfort 7.6
Great takedowns by St. Pierre
3 takedowns Nov 16, 2013 vs Hendricks
7 takedowns Nov 17, 2012 vs Condit
2 takedowns Apr 30, 2011 vs Shields

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter St. Pierre 8.2
fighter Belfort 10.0
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 St. Pierre 7.6
fighter Belfort 6.9
Great submissions by St. Pierre
Round 2 Dec 29, 2007 vs Hughes
Round 1 Aug 20, 2005 vs Trigg
Round 1 Jan 29, 2005 vs Strasser

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter St. Pierre 8.3
fighter Belfort 10.0
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend St. Pierre
legend Belfort
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