UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Bisping vs Souza

2,057

CageRank

WINNER
Souza

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
75% chance Souza
WILL WIN

2,245

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ronaldo Souza
Much better submission offense 9.0 vs 6.7 Around 35% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much stronger takedown offense 9.2 vs 8.3 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly fast finishes 9.3 vs 8.3 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly harder to hit 9.5 vs 9.0 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better takedown defense 9.4 vs 9.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Better striker 9.5 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.3 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Taller 188 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Longer reach 192 cm vs 187 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Heavier 184 lbs vs 183 lbs Almost the same
Souza on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ronaldo
Souza
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Souza Bisping
Significant Strikes61
Souza's good striking offense is matched by Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Souza's excellent takedown offense will dominate Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Souza is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Souza has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Souza has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Souza’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Bisping Souza
Significant Strikes73
Bisping's excellent striking offense is matched by Souza's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Bisping's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Souza's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Bisping is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Bisping is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Souza 8.7
fighter Bisping 9.5
Great striking by Bisping
93 strikes Apr 27, 2013 vs Belcher
102 strikes Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
50 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Souza 9.2
fighter Bisping 8.3
Great takedowns by Souza
2 takedowns Jan 12, 2013 vs Herman
4 takedowns Jan 29, 2011 vs Lawler
3 takedowns Jun 15, 2008 vs Miller

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Souza 7.3
fighter Bisping 8.5
Great knockouts by Bisping
Round 3 Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
Round 2 Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
Round 2 Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Souza 9.0
fighter Bisping 6.8
Great submissions by Souza
Round 1 May 18, 2013 vs Camozzi
Round 3 Jan 29, 2011 vs Lawler
Round 1 Dec 19, 2009 vs Lindland

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Souza 9.4
fighter Bisping 8.3
Fast finishes by Souza
167 seconds Sep 04, 2013 vs Okami
217 seconds May 18, 2013 vs Camozzi
720 seconds Jan 29, 2011 vs Lawler
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
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legend Bisping
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