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

1,947

CageRank

WINNER
Belfort

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
83% chance Belfort
WILL WIN

2,220

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Vitor Belfort
Fast finishes 10.0 vs 8.4 Around 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 10.0 vs 8.5 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Much harder to hit 9.8 vs 8.8 More than 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much stronger jaw 9.4 vs 7.9 More than 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.5 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 40 years vs 47 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.5 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Chuck Liddell
Significantly better takedown defense 10.0 vs 9.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger takedown offense 7.9 vs 7.5 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Taller 188 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Longer reach 193 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Belfort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Liddell’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Belfort
In 3:52, how much damage will he do? Belfort Liddell
Significant Strikes22
Belfort's excellent striking offense will dominate Liddell's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 35 Significant Strikes in 3:52
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Belfort's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Liddell's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 3:52
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Belfort has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
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
Liddell on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belfort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Chuck
Liddell
In 3:52, how much damage will he do? Liddell Belfort
Significant Strikes12
Liddell's excellent striking offense is matched by Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 35 Significant Strikes in 3:52
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Liddell's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 3:52
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Liddell has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Liddell is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Liddell is unlikely to win by decision
Average
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 Liddell 9.1
Great striking by Belfort
12 strikes Nov 09, 2013 vs Henderson
18 strikes Jan 19, 2013 vs Bisping
6 strikes Jan 24, 2009 vs Lindland

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Belfort 7.6
fighter Liddell 7.9
Great takedowns by Liddell
2 takedowns Dec 29, 2007 vs Silva
1 takedown Aug 21, 2004 vs White
1 takedown Aug 10, 2003 vs Overeem

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Liddell 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 Liddell 6.5
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 Liddell 8.4
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
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
DECX
1,9701,847
2,0031,814
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Belfort
legend Liddell
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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