UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Henrique Costa vs Romero

1,628

CageRank

WINNER
Romero

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
87% chance Romero
WILL WIN

1,955

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Yoel Romero
Puts up a fight 8.5 vs 7.6 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier hands 9.0 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 8.2 vs 7.7 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission defense 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Paulo Henrique Costa
Much younger 27 years vs 41 years Around 35% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 183 cm vs 178 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.6 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Romero on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Henrique Costa’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yoel
Romero
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Romero has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Romero is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Romero has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Henrique Costa on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Romero’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Paulo
Henrique Costa
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Henrique Costa has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Henrique Costa is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Henrique Costa is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Romero 9.0
fighter Henrique Costa 8.2
Great knockouts by Romero
Round 3 Jan 15, 2014 vs Brunson
Round 3 Nov 06, 2013 vs Markes
Round 1 Apr 20, 2013 vs Starks

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Romero 6.6
fighter Henrique Costa 6.9
Great submissions by Henrique Costa
Round 1 May 21, 2016 vs Ramon

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Romero 8.1
fighter Henrique Costa 8.1
Fast finishes by Romero
803 seconds Jan 15, 2014 vs Brunson
699 seconds Nov 06, 2013 vs Markes
92 seconds Apr 20, 2013 vs Starks
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Romero
legend Henrique Costa
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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