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

1,858

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
Much better takedown defense 9.2 vs 6.9 Around 35% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 9.2 vs 7.8 Around 20% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much heavier hands 10.0 vs 8.4 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Much harder to hit 9.8 vs 8.5 Around 15% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Fast finishes 10.0 vs 8.9 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.7 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly stronger jaw 9.4 vs 8.8 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Stronger takedown offense 7.5 vs 7.1 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Advantages for Gilbert Yvel
Significantly heavier 225 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Longer reach 196 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 188 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission offense 7.0 vs 6.9 Almost the same
Belfort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Yvel’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Belfort
In 4:25, how much damage will he do? Belfort Yvel
Significant Strikes27
Belfort's excellent striking offense will dominate Yvel's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 40 Significant Strikes in 4:25
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Belfort's below average takedown offense may be a factor against Yvel's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 4:25
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Poor
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
Excellent
Scoring ability
Yvel on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Belfort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Gilbert
Yvel
In 4:25, how much damage will he do? Yvel Belfort
Significant Strikes5
Yvel's below average striking offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 40 Significant Strikes in 4:25
Below average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Yvel's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Belfort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 2 Takedowns in 4:25
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Yvel has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Yvel is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Yvel 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 Yvel 7.8
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 Yvel 7.1
Great takedowns by Belfort
3 takedowns Sep 22, 2007 vs Zikic
3 takedowns May 27, 2001 vs Herring
4 takedowns Jun 04, 2000 vs Yvel

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Yvel 8.4
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 Yvel 7.0
Great submissions by Yvel
Round 1 Dec 16, 2011 vs Dantibo
Round 1 Dec 22, 1999 vs Bitsadze
Round 2 Feb 08, 1998 vs Schrijber

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Belfort 10.0
fighter Yvel 8.9
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
June 4, 2000Pride 9
team
VS
team
XR2 DEC
R2 KOX
1,9531,661
1,8691,746
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Belfort
legend Yvel
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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