UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Belcher vs Bisping

1,988

CageRank

WINNER
Bisping

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
60% chance Bisping
WILL WIN

2,057

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Better striker 9.5 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.5 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Heavier hands 8.5 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Advantages for Alan Belcher
Much better submission offense 8.2 vs 6.7 More than 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Younger 32 years vs 38 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belcher’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Bisping Belcher
Significant Strikes99
Bisping's excellent striking offense will dominate Belcher's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Bisping's average takedown offense is matched by Belcher's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Bisping is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Bisping has a chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Belcher on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Alan
Belcher
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Belcher Bisping
Significant Strikes60
Belcher's good striking offense is matched by Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Belcher's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Belcher has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Belcher has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Belcher is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Bisping 9.5
fighter Belcher 8.7
Great striking by Bisping
93 strikes Apr 27, 2013 vs Belcher
102 strikes Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
50 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter Belcher 7.5
Great takedowns by Bisping
3 takedowns Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
3 takedowns Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang
2 takedowns Jun 07, 2008 vs Day

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Bisping 8.5
fighter Belcher 8.0
Great knockouts by Bisping
Round 3 Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
Round 2 Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
Round 2 Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Bisping 6.8
fighter Belcher 8.2
Great submissions by Belcher
Round 1 Sep 17, 2011 vs MacDonald
Round 2 May 08, 2010 vs Cote
Round 2 Jan 17, 2009 vs Kang

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter Belcher 8.8
Fast finishes by Belcher
258 seconds May 05, 2012 vs Palhares
505 seconds May 08, 2010 vs Cote
576 seconds Jan 17, 2009 vs Kang
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
April 27, 2013UFC 159
team
VS
team
XR3 DEC
XDEC
2,0352,063
1,9892,109
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Bisping
legend Belcher
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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