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  1. Default Michael Bisping predicts “easy night” against Vitor Belfort

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    UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort may not have the prettiest record but there’s a reason he’s viewed by most as one of MMA’s legitimate legends.

    “The Phenom” is powerful, precise, and surprisingly quick. He’s also got a warrior’s mentality in terms of taking any tilt thrown his way, even going so far as to nearly finish 205-pound champion Jon Jones on short notice a few months back.

    However, Belfort’s next opponent – Michael Bisping – isn’t overly concerned about the Brazilian’s past accomplishments or in-ring arsenal. In fact, he apparently doesn’t even know if he’ll break a sweat en route to beating Belfort on January 19 at UFC on FX 7.

    “I can go 5×5 standing on my head. I don’t think Vitor Belfort can do the same thing, and after round one, he’s gonna be a walking punching bag and it’s gonna be an easy night for ‘The Count,’” said Bisping in a conversation with MMAInterviews. “He has the body of the lion but the legs of a chicken and the heart of a chicken, which I’ll show.”
    Bisping did give Belfort credit for being dangerous in the early phases of a fight, saying he respected the veteran’s abilities even if he wasn’t worried about becoming a victim of them.

    “I believe I can beat him. I believe I’m the better fighter,” concluded Bisping.
    The 33-year old Brit will enter the bout with an overall record of 23-4 including wins in five of his last six scraps. Comparably, Belfort is 21-10 with success against a number of notable opponents such as Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin.
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    Ya Ya Mikey I'm not from Iwoa but show me!

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    I can see that happening, but I can also see it being very difficult to avoid getting knocked out in the first 3 rounds. It's a tough fight to say. I want Vitor to KO Bisping but I kinda wanna see Bisping vs Silva.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwbrewer View Post
    Ya Ya Mikey I'm not from Iwoa but show me!
    Come on now LW, Missouri is the Show Me state!

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    UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort may not have the prettiest record but there’s a reason he’s viewed by most as one of MMA’s legitimate legends.
    The fuck?
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    I hope Vitor lets his hands fly. He really hasn't done that in his last few fights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    The fuck?
    Haven't you heard? Vitor is automatically ranked <=5 in any weightclass of the UFC's choosing at any time they choose. He's the fucking Phenom man! He won the Heavyweight tournament at UFC 12! He's a former Light Heavyweight chaaaaampion!!! He almost broke Bones's aaaaaaaaaarm!!!!

    All smartsassery aside, I actually agree that he meets the 'legend' criteria. A young athletic heavyweight who was dangerous wherever the fight went and of course punching power and blistering hand-speed. He's a name that every MMA fan knows and has been in the game for a long time and fought fellow legends. I'm comfortable with the tag, even I'd his best win in the last 3 years is a declining Rich Franklin at catch weight.

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    If Bisping can maintain constant lateral movement and consistent, technical footwork by EXPLICITLY avoiding getting backed-up, walked down and put against the cage, he's got a great shot.

    I believe Bisping gameplans his way to a decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    If Bisping can maintain constant lateral movement and consistent, technical footwork by EXPLICITLY avoiding getting backed-up, walked down and put against the cage, he's got a great shot.

    I believe Bisping gameplans his way to a decision.
    This. He can circle left and fire his straight-right all night long. I think he tires Belfort out, mixes in some takedowns with his pot-shotting and wins easily. UD or TKO in the late rounds if Belfort is exhausted enough.

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    I've been going back and forth on this. I used to have Bisping winning, but

    1. Bisping really underwhelmed me in the Stann fight.

    2. I think Vitor is actually moving away from the early blitz, into a more consistent pattern, a lot like JLau. I should probably watch them again, but I recall the Johnson and Jones fights being a different tempo. It'll be interesting to see which Belfort shows up.

    I think I'm leaning to Vitor now.
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