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

1,719

CageRank

WINNER
Belfort

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
95% chance Belfort
WILL WIN

2,220

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Vitor Belfort
Fast finishes 10.0 vs 8.2 More than 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much harder to hit 9.8 vs 8.2 Around 20% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much heavier hands 10.0 vs 8.1 Around 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Much better takedown defense 9.2 vs 7.7 More than 20% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 9.2 vs 8.1 Around 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much stronger jaw 9.4 vs 8.0 Around 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.0 Around 20% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Ivan Serati
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.2 vs 7.5 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly heavier 225 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly taller 185 cm vs 183 cm Almost the same
Slightly longer reach 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Belfort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Serati’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Belfort
In 2:19, how much damage will he do? Belfort Serati
Significant Strikes16
Belfort's excellent striking offense will dominate Serati's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 21 Significant Strikes in 2:19
Excellent
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Belfort's below average takedown offense is matched by Serati's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 1 Takedowns in 2:19
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Belfort has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
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
Serati on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belfort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ivan
Serati
In 2:19, how much damage will he do? Serati Belfort
Significant Strikes4
Serati's average striking offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 21 Significant Strikes in 2:19
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Serati's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 1 Takedowns in 2:19
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Serati has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Serati is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Serati 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 Serati 8.2
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

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Serati 8.1
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 Serati 6.9
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 Serati 8.2
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
April 21, 2007Cage Rage 21
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR2 KO
1,6901,811
1,6571,844
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Belfort
legend Serati
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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