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

1,981

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WINNER

WINNER
Saunders

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
62% chance Saunders
WILL WIN

1,899

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ben Saunders
Much heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.1 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Much harder to hit 8.9 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Fast finishes 8.4 vs 7.4 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much taller 191 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Longer reach 197 cm vs 192 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Advantages for Court McGee
Much stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 7.7 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better striker 9.0 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Stronger jaw 9.1 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better takedown defense 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 9.1 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 32 years vs 34 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Saunders on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against McGee’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ben
Saunders
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Saunders McGee
Significant Strikes82
Saunders's average striking offense is matched by McGee's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Saunders's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against McGee's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
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 has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
McGee on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Saunders’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Court
McGee
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? McGee Saunders
Significant Strikes77
McGee's excellent striking offense will dominate Saunders's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
McGee's average takedown offense is matched by Saunders'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
McGee is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
McGee is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
McGee has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Saunders 8.6
fighter McGee 9.0
Great striking by McGee
88 strikes Aug 28, 2013 vs Whittaker
166 strikes Feb 23, 2013 vs Neer
62 strikes Sep 17, 2011 vs Yang

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Saunders 7.7
fighter McGee 8.5
Great takedowns by McGee
1 takedown Aug 28, 2013 vs Whittaker
2 takedowns Feb 23, 2013 vs Neer
2 takedowns Sep 17, 2011 vs Yang

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Saunders 8.5
fighter McGee 7.1
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 Saunders 7.5
fighter McGee 7.4
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 Saunders 8.4
fighter McGee 7.5
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
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CageRank Before
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January 15, 2017UFC Fight Night 103
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