INTERVIEWS MMA — 27 April 2013

Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping: The Time For Talking Is Over

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Both Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher and Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping are two well known names in the UFC ranks.  Two men that have displayed their skills for sometime inside the octagon, however, are not that fond of one another and we soon get to see them settle it in the cage!

Belcher vs. Bisping Breakdown

Let’s take a closer look at these two men as they prepare to square off!

Category Belcher Bisping Advantage
Knock Outs A Muay Thai fighter, Belcher has scored impressive KO’s victories over some big names.  An impressive striker, Talent is no slouch. While Bisping has more career KO’s, it could do to the fact he has more fights than Alan.  A decent striker, The Count doesn’t have the Thai skills Belcher has. Belcher
Grappling A BJJ black belt, Belcher has scored just two less submission wins than he has KO’s. Quite simply, Bisping has no interest in submitting you.  He’s a guy that simply likes to grind it out. Belcher
Experience 25 career fights (14 UFC) 28 career fights (19 UFC) Bisping
Momentum Won four of last five, losing a close call to Yushin Okami. Three wins in his last five, Bisping has some big wins, but is coming off a poor showing verse Vitor Belfort. Belcher

The Verbal Back and Forth

Bisping-vs.-Belcher-Prediction

When you fight Michael Bisping, you have to prepare for the verbal warfare to ensue right away.  A known talker, Bisping will do and say whatever it takes to get under your skin and affect your approach on the fight.

The Count has taken plenty of shots at Belcher over the past few months; anywhere ranging from the tattoo of Johnny Cash on the bicep of Belcher, to even calling his fighting career ‘pathetic.’  Some harsh words from the Brit.

Less of a talker, Belcher has still thrown his fare share of verbal barbs out at the former title contender.  Questioning the killer instinct of Bisping, Alan Belcher went on to call him a point fighter (see the interview below.)  In other words, someone that doesn’t look for the KO or submission finish, and is just happy grinding out the win in less entertaining fashion.

One thing is for certain; both men want this victory…and BADLY!  A win here will move one of these two men up the ladder and one step closer to getting a crack at the title, while the other will fall into a two-fight slump, which is never a good thing. Science of Skill’s recent article about Belcher / his promotion shed a little more light on what he’s bringing to the table tonight.

When two men with so much hatred for one another, as well as serious talent, get into the cage, it’s a must watch.  This will be an explosive fight, and isn’t one that you’ll want to miss!  Will it be The Count who grinds it out, or will The Talent end it early?

-Dan Faggella

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