UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Saunders vs Cote

1,981

CageRank

WINNER
Cote

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
59% chance Cote
WILL WIN

2,042

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Patrick Cote
Significantly stronger jaw 9.4 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 9.1 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Ben Saunders
Much taller 191 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly harder to hit 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly better submission offense 7.5 vs 6.8 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better takedown defense 8.4 vs 7.9 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger takedown offense 7.7 vs 7.2 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Longer reach 197 cm vs 191 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.9 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Younger 34 years vs 37 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Cote on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Saunders’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Patrick
Cote
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Cote Saunders
Significant Strikes65
Cote's good striking offense may be a factor against Saunders's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Cote's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Saunders's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cote is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cote is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cote has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Saunders on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cote’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ben
Saunders
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Saunders Cote
Significant Strikes78
Saunders's average striking offense is matched by Cote's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Saunders's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Cote's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Saunders has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Saunders is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Saunders is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Cote 8.7
fighter Saunders 8.6
Great striking by Cote
72 strikes Mar 16, 2013 vs Voelker
24 strikes Jul 05, 2008 vs Almeida
14 strikes Jan 23, 2008 vs McFedries

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Cote 7.2
fighter Saunders 7.7
Great takedowns by Saunders
1 takedown Aug 09, 2008 vs Thomas

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cote 8.0
fighter Saunders 8.5
Great knockouts by Saunders
Round 1 Feb 21, 2013 vs Amaya
Round 3 Sep 10, 2011 vs Cisneros
Round 1 Nov 21, 2009 vs Davis

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cote 6.8
fighter Saunders 7.5
Great submissions by Saunders
Round 3 Oct 08, 2011 vs Santos
Round 1 Nov 06, 2010 vs Harshbarger
Round 2 Aug 09, 2008 vs Thomas

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cote 8.4
fighter Saunders 8.4
Fast finishes by Saunders
176 seconds Feb 21, 2013 vs Amaya
705 seconds Oct 08, 2011 vs Santos
204 seconds Nov 21, 2009 vs Davis
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
January 17, 2016UFC Fight Night 81
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cote
legend Saunders
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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saunders eaisily
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