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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - MacDonald vs Hall

2,198

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
MacDonald

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
90% chance MacDonald
WILL WIN

1,807

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Rory MacDonald
Fast finishes 8.4 vs 7.6 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.8 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.8 vs 8.2 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better submission offense 7.5 vs 7.1 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier hands 8.2 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 9.1 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 28 years vs 33 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Uriah Hall
Longer reach 202 cm vs 194 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Heavier 186 lbs vs 169 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Taller 183 cm vs 180 cm Almost the same
MacDonald on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hall’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rory
MacDonald
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? MacDonald Hall
Significant Strikes86
MacDonald's excellent striking offense will dominate Hall's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
MacDonald's good takedown offense may be a factor against Hall'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
MacDonald has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
MacDonald is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
MacDonald has a very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Hall on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against MacDonald’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Uriah
Hall
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Hall MacDonald
Significant Strikes52
Hall's average striking offense won't be a factor against MacDonald's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Hall's average takedown offense won't be a factor against MacDonald's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hall is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Hall is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Hall is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter MacDonald 9.1
fighter Hall 8.5
Great striking by MacDonald
46 strikes Jul 27, 2013 vs Ellenberger
116 strikes Dec 08, 2012 vs Penn
24 strikes Aug 06, 2011 vs Pyle

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter MacDonald 8.8
fighter Hall 8.2
Great takedowns by MacDonald
1 takedown Dec 08, 2012 vs Penn
7 takedowns Apr 30, 2011 vs Diaz
2 takedowns Jan 11, 2010 vs Guymon

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter MacDonald 8.2
fighter Hall 7.9
Great knockouts by MacDonald
Round 2 Apr 21, 2012 vs Mills
Round 1 Aug 06, 2011 vs Pyle
Round 2 Nov 28, 2008 vs French

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter MacDonald 7.5
fighter Hall 7.1
Great submissions by MacDonald
Round 1 Jan 11, 2010 vs Guymon
Round 1 Jun 17, 2006 vs Mein
Round 1 Oct 15, 2005 vs Thiara

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter MacDonald 8.4
fighter Hall 7.6
Fast finishes by MacDonald
440 seconds Apr 21, 2012 vs Mills
234 seconds Aug 06, 2011 vs Pyle
267 seconds Jan 11, 2010 vs Guymon
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
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