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

1,807

CageRank

WINNER
Belfort

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
91% chance Belfort
WILL WIN

2,220

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Vitor Belfort
Fast finishes 10.0 vs 7.6 More than 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much harder to hit 9.8 vs 8.6 Around 15% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much heavier hands 10.0 vs 7.8 More than 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Much better takedown defense 9.2 vs 8.1 Around 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.8 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Uriah Hall
Much longer reach 202 cm vs 188 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
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
Younger 33 years vs 40 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier 186 lbs vs 184 lbs Almost the same
Better submission offense 7.1 vs 6.9 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Belfort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hall’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Belfort
In 4:56, how much damage will he do? Belfort Hall
Significant Strikes30
Belfort's excellent striking offense will dominate Hall's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 44 Significant Strikes in 4:56
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Belfort's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Hall's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 4:56
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
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
Average
Scoring ability
Hall on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belfort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Uriah
Hall
In 4:56, how much damage will he do? Hall Belfort
Significant Strikes10
Hall's average striking offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 44 Significant Strikes in 4:56
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Hall's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 4:56
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hall is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Hall is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Hall 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 Hall 8.5
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 Hall 7.9
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 Hall 7.1
Great submissions by Hall
Round 1 Feb 10, 2012 vs Akinyemi
Round 1 Jun 11, 2010 vs Carroll

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Hall 7.6
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 Belfort
legend Hall
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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