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

2,069

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Branch

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
84% chance Branch
WILL WIN

1,783

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for David Branch
Much taller 185 cm vs 173 cm More than 5% taller
Heavier hands 7.5 vs 6.9 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Younger 35 years vs 39 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better striker 8.1 vs 7.9 Almost the same
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Better submission offense 7.5 vs 7.3 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Advantages for Paulo Filho
Significantly better takedown defense 9.4 vs 8.6 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Better submission defense 9.3 vs 8.6 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger jaw 9.5 vs 9.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.8 vs 9.3 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Branch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Filho’s defensive skills
Predictions For
David
Branch
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Branch Filho
Significant Strikes40
Branch's average striking offense won't be a factor against Filho's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Branch's good takedown offense won't be a factor against Filho's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
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 very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Filho on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Branch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Paulo
Filho
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Filho Branch
Significant Strikes32
Filho's below average striking offense won't be a factor against Branch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Below average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Filho's good takedown offense may be a factor against Branch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Filho is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Filho is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Filho is unlikely to win by decision
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 Filho 7.9
Great striking by Branch
16 strikes Dec 04, 2010 vs Attonito
15 strikes Sep 15, 2010 vs Drwal

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Branch 8.9
fighter Filho 8.8
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 Filho 6.9
Great knockouts by Branch
Round 3 May 27, 2011 vs May
Round 2 Mar 19, 2010 vs Troyer
Round 1 May 09, 2008 vs Aquino

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Branch 7.5
fighter Filho 7.3
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 Filho 7.7
Fast finishes by Branch
326 seconds Apr 22, 2010 vs Mehmen
566 seconds Mar 19, 2010 vs Troyer
147 seconds Jun 12, 2009 vs Olson
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
March 23, 2013WSOF 2
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
DECX
1,9231,890
1,9691,845
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Branch
legend Filho
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
comments powered by Disqus