Belfort vs Belcher agree, Ufc 153 Brazil - Page 3 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 04:54 PM
demoman993's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: City of Champions
Posts: 1,040
I agree that its nice to have fresh faces to go up against Anderson but only when that guy deserves it.

The UFC is giving Belcher a very stiff test in the striking department in order to see if he deserves a fight with AS. If he can handle Vitor's standup then he at least should get his shot.

Unfortunately for Belcher I don't think he matches up very well with Vitor. This one is going to be a demolition in the first round with Vitor demonstrating how to put a guy away with his power and speed combination.

Check out the new MMA Forum app for the Android
demoman993 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 04:58 PM
Super Heavyweight
Stapler's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,128
I know I seem to pick against Belcher a lot and recently, he's been proving me wrong a lot of the time. That being said, I haven't learned my lesson yet and I'm picking Belfort to win by knock out.

To Belcher's credit, he's probably the most improved fighter in the UFC. It seems like yesterday that he was losing against guys like Jason Day and Kendall Grove decisively. Now he has improved to the point where he may be getting a title shot soon, even after his near career threatening injury. Even though I'm not a big fan of his, I do consider that impressive and give him props.

I still don't believe the hype completely yet, a lot of the competition he has beat hasn't been that great. The jury is still out on Palhares, many people think he is overrated, but either way, Belcher finished him on the ground with an exclamation point which is really impressive as well. Although wins over a seemingly unmotivated Cote, retired passed his prime Macdonald, and Gouveia, a guy that is no longer in the UFC, leaves more to be desired. I'm not saying he isn't capable of beating better, I'm just saying he hasn't done that yet and needs to before I start stating things like him matching up the best with Anderson Silva. The hype may be real about him, but I've seen way too many promising fighters over the years come in with a lot of fan support, but then crumble before making it to the top. That makes me more cautious about talking up prospects with a lot of potential. The good news for Belcher is, he's obviously ambitious and tough enough to not get discouraged with speed bumps like some have, as shown with the adversity he has overcame with flying colors in his career. That kind of drive can come a long way.

If he beats Belfort, then I'll be sold on him. That would be his big win that he needs which would push him over as a true contender for Silva's belt. This is the biggest test of Belcher's career thus far. I wouldn't be that surprised if he did win, I just don't think his striking defense is the greatest. Gouveia tagged and hurt him multiple times before he got finished himself, and Belcher hasn't shown a tremendous improvement of defense since then so far. (Not saying he hasn't improved) I think if Belcher lets a guy like Belfort tag him that many times, he will be the one getting finished this time around. Belcher hits hard and when he hurts an opponent, he wastes no time and shows off that speed and power in his hands.

This should be fun.

Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

Top 3 Favorite Fighters
1. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Demian Maia

Last edited by Stapler; 07-25-2012 at 05:02 PM.
Stapler is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome