Originally Posted by hadoq
I agree, both Bisping and Belfort looked sharp, Bisping got caught, Belfort is always good at that, we all knew that too. it could have gone either way.
I don't agree.
Vitor won the first round. He landed a headkick on him in teh first and a power punch that stunned Bisping. Belfort didn't wilt in any sort of clinch, when people said Bisping may be able to take him down.
I don't understand how Bisping "looked good". He jabbed and moved like he always does. Landed nothing much other than some jabs. Bisping didn't just "get caught". Belfort held back and figured out his opening. He looked for that head kick a lot because he knew it would land.
Bisping may have outlasted him if it went a ways. But it was evident to see who the better striker was. Especially when you take the power into consideration.
Bisping was dropped by an old washed up Wandy. And lost a fight that was basically a striking contest. If he can't beat Wandy at this stage of his career he wasn't going to beat Vitor unless he made it through some rounds and Vitor gassed.