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

1,859

CageRank

WINNER
Belfort

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
89% chance Belfort
WILL WIN

2,220

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Vitor Belfort
Fast finishes 10.0 vs 7.5 Around 35% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 10.0 vs 7.6 More than 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Much harder to hit 9.8 vs 8.7 More than 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better striker 9.2 vs 8.3 More than 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.2 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly stronger jaw 9.4 vs 8.5 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 40 years vs 46 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.4 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Matt Lindland
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.4 vs 7.5 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better submission offense 7.5 vs 6.9 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Belfort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lindland’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Belfort
In 2:51, how much damage will he do? Belfort Lindland
Significant Strikes16
Belfort's excellent striking offense will dominate Lindland's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 26 Significant Strikes in 2:51
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Belfort's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Lindland's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 2:51
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
Good
Resistance
Decision
Belfort is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Lindland on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belfort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Matt
Lindland
In 2:51, how much damage will he do? Lindland Belfort
Significant Strikes5
Lindland's average striking offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 26 Significant Strikes in 2:51
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Lindland's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 2:51
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Lindland is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Lindland is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Lindland 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 Lindland 8.3
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 Lindland 8.4
Great takedowns by Lindland
4 takedowns Aug 20, 2005 vs Doerksen
1 takedown Nov 21, 2003 vs Vitale
1 takedown Mar 22, 2002 vs Miletich

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Lindland 7.7
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 Lindland 7.5
Great submissions by Lindland
Round 2 Feb 02, 2007 vs Newton
Round 2 Apr 16, 2005 vs Lutter
Round 1 Sep 20, 1997 vs Fulton

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Lindland 7.5
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
XR1 KO
DECX
2,0331,939
1,9702,002
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Belfort
legend Lindland
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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