UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Branch vs Drwal

2,069

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Branch

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
63% chance Branch
WILL WIN

1,979

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for David Branch
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Tomasz Drwal
Fast finishes 9.0 vs 7.9 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly heavier hands 8.6 vs 7.5 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better striker 8.5 vs 8.1 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Slightly better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Branch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Drwal’s defensive skills
Predictions For
David
Branch
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Branch Drwal
Significant Strikes40
Branch's average striking offense won't be a factor against Drwal's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Branch's good takedown offense is matched by Drwal's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Branch is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Branch is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Branch has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Drwal on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Branch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Tomasz
Drwal
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Drwal Branch
Significant Strikes49
Drwal's average striking offense won't be a factor against Branch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Drwal's average takedown offense is matched by Branch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Drwal has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Drwal is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Drwal is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Branch 8.1
fighter Drwal 8.5
Great striking by Drwal
31 strikes Sep 19, 2009 vs McFedries
27 strikes Jun 20, 2009 vs Ciesnolevicz
14 strikes Jan 17, 2009 vs Serati

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Branch 8.9
fighter Drwal 8.7
Great takedowns by Branch
4 takedowns Dec 04, 2010 vs Attonito
3 takedowns Sep 15, 2010 vs Drwal

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Branch 7.5
fighter Drwal 8.6
Great knockouts by Drwal
Round 1 Mar 01, 2014 vs Heleno
Round 1 Jun 20, 2009 vs Ciesnolevicz
Round 1 Jan 17, 2009 vs Serati

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Branch 7.5
fighter Drwal 7.4
Great submissions by Branch
Round 2 Apr 22, 2010 vs Mehmen
Round 1 Jun 12, 2009 vs Olson
Round 2 Dec 13, 2008 vs Huston

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Branch 7.9
fighter Drwal 9.0
Fast finishes by Drwal
243 seconds Mar 01, 2014 vs Heleno
363 seconds Sep 19, 2009 vs McFedries
288 seconds Jun 20, 2009 vs Ciesnolevicz
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 15, 2010UFC Fight Night 22
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
XR2 KO
1,7931,922
1,8601,854
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Branch
legend Drwal
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