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

1,447

CageRank

WINNER
Belfort

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
99% chance Belfort
WILL WIN

2,220

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Vitor Belfort
Fast finishes 10.0 vs 7.2 Around 40% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 10.0 vs 7.2 Around 40% better at knocking out good defenders
Much stronger jaw 9.4 vs 7.0 More than 35% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Much harder to hit 9.8 vs 8.5 More than 15% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 7.2 Around 35% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better striker 9.2 vs 8.1 Around 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly younger 39 years vs 51 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Significantly better submission defense 8.8 vs 7.9 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.3 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for David Abbott
Much heavier 250 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 35% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Belfort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Abbott’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Belfort
In 0:58, how much damage will he do? Belfort Abbott
Significant Strikes6
Belfort's excellent striking offense will dominate Abbott's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 9 Significant Strikes in 0:58
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Belfort's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Abbott's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 1 Takedowns in 0:58
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
Good
Resistance
Decision
Belfort is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Abbott on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belfort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
David
Abbott
In 0:58, how much damage will he do? Abbott Belfort
Significant Strikes1
Abbott's average striking offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 9 Significant Strikes in 0:58
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Abbott's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 1 Takedowns in 0:58
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Abbott is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Abbott is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Abbott is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
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 Abbott 8.1
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 Abbott 7.7
Great takedowns by Abbott
1 takedown Dec 07, 1996 vs Nelmark
1 takedown Dec 16, 1995 vs Jennum
1 takedown Jul 14, 1995 vs Varelans

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Abbott 7.2
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 Abbott 6.3
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 Abbott 7.2
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
May 30, 1997UFC 13
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR2 KO
1,6451,672
1,5991,718
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Belfort
legend Abbott
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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