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

2,069

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Branch

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
60% chance Branch
WILL WIN

1,998

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for David Branch
Much better submission offense 7.5 vs 6.8 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Taller 185 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Gerald Harris
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.6 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier hands 7.8 vs 7.5 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 9.3 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 9.3 Almost the same
Branch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Harris’s defensive skills
Predictions For
David
Branch
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Branch Harris
Significant Strikes45
Branch's average striking offense is matched by Harris's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Branch's good takedown offense may be a factor against Harris'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
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
Harris on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Branch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Gerald
Harris
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Harris Branch
Significant Strikes34
Harris'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
Harris'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
Harris is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Harris is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Harris has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
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 Harris 8.0
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 Harris 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 Harris 7.8
Great knockouts by Harris
Round 3 Jul 03, 2010 vs Branch
Round 1 Mar 31, 2010 vs Miranda
Round 2 Oct 07, 2006 vs Bunch

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Branch 7.5
fighter Harris 6.8
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 Harris 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
July 3, 2010UFC 116
team
VS
team
XR3 KO
XR2 KO
1,8261,946
1,7931,980
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Branch
legend Harris
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