UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Ladd vs Smith

1,536

CageRank

WINNER
Smith

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
78% chance Smith
WILL WIN

1,756

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Leslie Smith
Much stronger jaw 8.9 vs 7.6 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.8 vs 7.5 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better submission defense 8.6 vs 7.5 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Taller 175 cm vs 168 cm Around 5% taller
Heavier hands 7.7 vs 7.5 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Advantages for Aspen Ladd
Significantly younger 23 years vs 35 years Around 35% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Significantly better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.3 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Slightly fast finishes 7.4 vs 7.3 Almost the same
Smith on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ladd’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Leslie
Smith
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Smith has a chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Smith is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Smith has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Ladd on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Smith’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Aspen
Ladd
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Ladd is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Ladd is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Ladd has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Smith 7.7
fighter Ladd 7.5
Great knockouts by Smith
Round 2 Oct 06, 2012 vs Young
Round 2 Jan 23, 2010 vs Johnson
Round 3 Mar 06, 2009 vs Johnson

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Smith 6.3
fighter Ladd 6.9
Great submissions by Ladd
Round 2 Sep 12, 2015 vs Bobby Cooper

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Smith 7.3
fighter Ladd 7.4
Fast finishes by Ladd
707 seconds Mar 11, 2016 vs McGill-Velasco
582 seconds Sep 12, 2015 vs Bobby Cooper
122 seconds Feb 15, 2014 vs Simmons Kidder
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Smith
legend Ladd
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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