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UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum
By: Ethan Back - StatFox
Published: 3/2/2017  at  5:51:00 PM
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UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum

Sunday, March 11th 10:00 p.m. ET
Fortaleza, Brazil

Vitor Belfort (25-12-0) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (14-2-0)

Five Round Middlweight Bout
Line: Belfort +280, Gastelum -360

Vitor Belfort takes on Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 106 on March 11th.

Vitor Belfort is a UFC veteran, having made his debut in the organization in 1997. He has since amassed 25 career victories, though he has been cold as of late, dropping his last two fights and three of his last four overall. His opponent will be Kelvin Gastelum, a young but accomplished fighter who can claim 14 victories to his name. Having opened his career with 11 straight wins, he dropped two of his next three fights, but has since bounced back with two straight successful outings.

Belfort lands just 1.54 significant strikes per minute at a rate of 47.34 percent. He absorbs 2.71 such strikes per minute, and has a defense rate of 51.11 percent. The 39-year-old Brazilian averages 1.15 takedown attempts per 15 minutes, and has a takedown accuracy of 60.00 percent. He defends takedowns at a 53.70 percent clip, and averages 0.69 submission attempts per 15 minutes.

Gastelum is a more prolific fighter, landing 3.99 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 47.34 percent. He absorbs 2.74 significant strikes per minute and defends such strikes at a 63.52 percent rate. The 25-year-old California native averages 1.04 takedown attempts per 15 minutes with an accuracy of 50.00 percent. Gastelum successfully defends takedowns at a 62.50 percent rate, and averages 0.23 submission attempts per 15 minutes.

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