Even for avid fans, predicting the winners in most UFC fights is often problematic. It is even more damning if you are a gambler trying to cash in on some outright-win duels. What makes it also tricky is that fighters are continually learning new techniques and trying to improve their fighting style. With that said, certain cues can help pinpoint favorite winners of UFC duels. Here’s what you should look out for when picking UFC victors.
A vital indicator of a fighter’s current abilities is his/her previous match results. A long winning run or a losing streak shows you whether a specific UFC fighter is improving, stagnating, or deteriorating in his/her fighting career. Regardless of the type of match or weight class, losses impact the mental ability of combatants. It often results in loss of confidence that will cloud the fighter during the next bouts.
Due to the brutal nature of UFC fights, contestants are likely to incur some injuries. The severity of the trauma and the fighter’s physique will determine whether the fighter will heal 100%. When they do occur, they affect the training and fitness levels of a UFC combatant. Few of them return to their peak after severe traumas.
Age of UFC Fighters
The younger one is, the more energetic and vibrant he/she is. Nowhere does this factor manifest itself more than in UFC’s octagon cage. As age slowly creeps in, even the best MMA aggressors experience a drop in their performance. Furthermore, injuries impact profoundly on old fighters.
Although serious training breeds success, where a fighter trains also matter. Info of the training center of an individual combatant often pinpoints to what strengths he/she has and the fighters overall fighting styles. Access to top-notch training facilities also increases match preparedness of fighters.