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

1,757

CageRank

WINNER
Belfort

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
93% chance Belfort
WILL WIN

2,220

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Vitor Belfort
Much harder to hit 9.8 vs 8.4 Around 20% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Fast finishes 10.0 vs 8.1 Around 25% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much stronger jaw 9.4 vs 7.4 Around 30% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Much heavier hands 10.0 vs 8.2 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Much taller 183 cm vs 170 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly better striker 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.4 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly longer reach 188 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Slightly better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Terry Martin
Much stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 7.5 More than 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 36 years vs 40 years 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Belfort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Martin’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Belfort
In 3:38, how much damage will he do? Belfort Martin
Significant Strikes24
Belfort's excellent striking offense will dominate Martin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 33 Significant Strikes in 3:38
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Belfort's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Martin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 3:38
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
Martin on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belfort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Terry
Martin
In 3:38, how much damage will he do? Martin Belfort
Significant Strikes7
Martin's average striking offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 33 Significant Strikes in 3:38
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Martin's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 3:38
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Martin has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Martin is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Martin is unlikely to win by decision
Below 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 Martin 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

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Belfort 7.6
fighter Martin 8.7
Great takedowns by Martin
3 takedowns Sep 20, 2008 vs Devela
1 takedown May 26, 2007 vs Salaverry

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Martin 8.2
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 Martin 6.7
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 Martin 8.1
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
July 19, 2008Affliction - Banned
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
XR1 KO
1,8781,891
1,8301,939
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Belfort
legend Martin
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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