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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Tafuri vs McCarthy

1,610

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Tafuri

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
80% chance Tafuri
WILL WIN

1,368

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Dominic Tafuri
Much better submission offense 8.1 vs 6.8 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.0 vs 6.9 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission defense 7.5 vs 6.8 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 7.6 vs 7.0 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier hands 7.0 vs 6.9 Almost the same
Advantages for Ryan McCarthy
Stronger jaw 7.8 vs 7.6 Almost the same
Tafuri on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against McCarthy’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dominic
Tafuri
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Tafuri has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Tafuri has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Below average
Resistance
Decision
Tafuri has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
McCarthy on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Tafuri’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ryan
McCarthy
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
McCarthy is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
McCarthy is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
McCarthy is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Tafuri 8.1
fighter McCarthy 6.8
Great submissions by Tafuri
Round 1 Jul 28, 2007 vs McCarthy
Round 1 Mar 23, 2007 vs Schneck
Round 1 Feb 17, 2006 vs Montanaro

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Tafuri 8.0
fighter McCarthy 6.9
Fast finishes by Tafuri
206 seconds Jul 28, 2007 vs McCarthy
114 seconds Mar 23, 2007 vs Schneck
38 seconds Feb 17, 2006 vs Montanaro
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
R2 SUBX
1,5761,457
1,6101,424
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Tafuri
legend McCarthy
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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