UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Makdessi vs Pearson

1,878

CageRank

WINNER
Pearson

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
56% chance Pearson
WILL WIN

1,919

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ross Pearson
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.1 vs 7.3 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.3 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better submission defense 8.7 vs 8.2 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.7 Almost the same
Longer reach 175 cm vs 173 cm Almost the same
Advantages for John Makdessi
Heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Better takedown defense 8.6 vs 8.3 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger jaw 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Pearson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Makdessi’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ross
Pearson
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Pearson Makdessi
Significant Strikes88
Pearson's good striking offense may be a factor against Makdessi's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Pearson's average takedown offense is matched by Makdessi'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
Pearson is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Pearson is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Pearson is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Makdessi on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pearson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
John
Makdessi
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Makdessi Pearson
Significant Strikes88
Makdessi's good striking offense may be a factor against Pearson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Makdessi's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Pearson'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
Makdessi has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Makdessi is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Makdessi 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 Pearson 8.9
fighter Makdessi 8.9
Great striking by Makdessi
86 strikes Mar 16, 2013 vs Cruickshank
84 strikes Nov 17, 2012 vs Stout
50 strikes Apr 30, 2011 vs Watson

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Pearson 8.1
fighter Makdessi 7.3
Great takedowns by Pearson
1 takedown Apr 06, 2013 vs Couture
1 takedown Dec 30, 2011 vs Assuncao
3 takedowns Feb 27, 2011 vs Fisher

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Pearson 7.9
fighter Makdessi 8.3
Great knockouts by Makdessi
Round 1 Sep 21, 2013 vs Forte
Round 3 Apr 30, 2011 vs Watson
Round 2 Feb 26, 2010 vs Hawkes

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Pearson 7.3
fighter Makdessi 6.3
Great submissions by Pearson
Round 1 Nov 01, 2008 vs Jones
Round 1 May 31, 2008 vs Celerier
Round 3 May 03, 2008 vs Marron

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Pearson 7.9
fighter Makdessi 7.7
Fast finishes by Pearson
525 seconds Apr 06, 2013 vs Couture
641 seconds Dec 15, 2012 vs Sotiropoulos
578 seconds Nov 14, 2009 vs Riley
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Pearson
legend Makdessi
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
comments powered by Disqus