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

2,069

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Branch

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
91% chance Branch
WILL WIN

1,660

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for David Branch
Much heavier hands 7.5 vs 6.1 Around 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.3 vs 8.2 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better submission defense 8.6 vs 8.0 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly taller 185 cm vs 183 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Dennis Olson
Much better submission offense 8.2 vs 7.5 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Branch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Olson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
David
Branch
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Branch is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Branch is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Branch has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Olson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Branch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dennis
Olson
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Olson is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Olson has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Olson 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 Branch 7.5
fighter Olson 6.1
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 Olson 8.2
Great submissions by Olson
Round 1 Apr 12, 2013 vs Chattelle
Round 1 Jul 29, 2011 vs Holderness
Round 1 Sep 26, 2009 vs Schieding

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Branch 7.9
fighter Olson 7.9
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
June 12, 2009Bellator 11
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
XR2 SUB
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Branch
legend Olson
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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