Interesting article but it seems to have missed some key factors
Bisping averages 2 takedowns per fight, the article says
There will be no takedowns
Bisping statistically attempts 2 takedowns per fight, has a 46% takedown accuracy.
Against Stann he went for 13 takedowns and got 4.
Against Wandy he attempted 9 and got 5
So what makes the author think no takedowns will be made because:
Bisping doesn’t have the skills to get Belfort to the ground
Bisping earned 1 takedown against Chael and got 2 takedowns on Rashad... Not only that but in Vitor's 31 fights he's got a takedown defence of 49%, even Terry Martin and James Zikic were able to score takedowns on him
Instead the author believes:
There will be no takedowns. Not unless Belfort wants one, which he won’t
With Bispings 62% Takedown defence I doubt Belfort will be able to get one in the first place.....