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Vitor Belfort 32 78.05%
Luke Rockhold 9 21.95%
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post #21 of 158 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 08:36 AM
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I think Belfort will get to Rockhold at some point in the first or second round and finish the fight. But if Belfort isn't able to finish Rockhold he may have trouble winning a decision.
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Rockhold needs to use his kicks, grappling and cardio. If he can do that and avoid eating counter strikes or massive head kicks then I think he'll stop Vitor late on.

But there's always a danger of Belfort catching him and finishing the fight. It's a good match-up!

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I don't think Vitor needs to even catch Rockhold. Vitor is the better striker. He can win without getting a stoppage.


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I don't think Vitor needs to even catch Rockhold. Vitor is the better striker. He can win without getting a stoppage.
I call BS on that. 9 of Belfort's fights have gone the distance and he's only won 4 times. The 4 guys he beat have even worse decision records than he does. He's never even been in a 5 round fight, while Rockhold has been in 2 and looked fantastic throughout.

Belfort needs the finish, no two ways about it.

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Rockhold tried to walk right up on Vitor at the weigh in and Vitor had to push him back and looked like he was ready to go. Vitor is pumped up and Luke seems to genuinely dislike Vitor.
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Rockhold tried to walk right up on Vitor at the weigh in and Vitor had to push him back and looked like he was ready to go. Vitor is pumped up and Luke seems to genuinely dislike Vitor.
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I expect a good ole Belfort bashing. He's looked like a beast (aside from his Silva loss), and I don't see Rockhold getting the win here. His biggest win is a controversial decision against Jacare. (Not saying I agreed or disagreed with the decision) I still see Luke as slightly untested. If he does win, it will probably be a decision which would result from Belfort slowing down in my opinion. I don't see that happening though. Vitor seems ready and motivated for this.

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I call BS on that. 9 of Belfort's fights have gone the distance and he's only won 4 times. The 4 guys he beat have even worse decision records than he does. He's never even been in a 5 round fight, while Rockhold has been in 2 and looked fantastic throughout.

Belfort needs the finish, no two ways about it.
So because a prime Couture, Ortiz and Liddell along with Overeem and Sakuraba won decisions that means the great Luke Rockhold is going to? First off, Rockhold's fighting style is not the same of any of the previously mentioned names, he hasn't proven himself to be this elite amazing fighter that some think he is.

I mean Rockhold was caught by Jacare numerous times, but I am supposed to believe he is a better striker than Vitor? No way. Rockhold was gifted a decision against Jacare and people just think he is awesome now.

The whole thing about Vitor gassing everytime he goes the distance is a myth. It happened like a decade ago.


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I thought Rochold vs. Jacare was one of those Henderson/Melendez type of decisions where either guy could have won. I personally gave rounds three, four, and five to Rockhold but I've only seen the fight once.

And I don't get why so many other fighters seem to dislike Vitor so much. Is it because of the TRT? He actually seems like a really nice guy and was nothing but classy to Franklin, Akiyama and even Jones. Dick move by Rockhold if you ask me. Hope Belfort teaches this pretty boy a lesson.
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