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Vitor Belfort is a much better fighter than Luke Rockhold. He’s faster, more powerful and a far more accomplished striker and grappler than the former Strikeforce middleweight champion. Luke’s resume obviously cannot compare with Vitor’s, and he should by all means get completely overwhelmed and out-classed both on the ground and on the feet. Belfort’s age and conditioning should be a factor but as we saw in his triumph over Michael Bisping, whatever drugs he’s on have clearly nullified any issues of him slowing down. Rockhold is the underdog and many have been speculating as to what he could possibly do to pull off an upset. But it seems that the only way he’ll be able to win is if his opponent doesn’t perform to the very best of his ability. Therefore, the real question here shouldn’t revolve around what Rockhold can do to win. It should revolve around how Belfort can screw up to lose. Belfort shines when he bounces across the cage, circling in and out and all around to prepare ...
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