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

2,057

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Bisping

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
79% chance Bisping
WILL WIN

1,824

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Much harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better striker 9.5 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.4 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
A lot taller 188 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Significantly better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.4 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly fast finishes 8.3 vs 7.6 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.8 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Longer reach 192 cm vs 187 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 8.0 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Advantages for Robert Whittaker
Significantly younger 26 years vs 38 years More than 30% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Significantly longer winning streak 8 fights vs 5 fights 60% longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.7 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Whittaker’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Bisping Whittaker
Significant Strikes112
Bisping's excellent striking offense will dominate Whittaker's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Bisping's average takedown offense is matched by Whittaker'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
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 has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Whittaker on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Robert
Whittaker
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Whittaker Bisping
Significant Strikes60
Whittaker'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
Takedowns1
Whittaker's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Bisping'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
Whittaker is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Whittaker is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Whittaker has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Bisping 9.5
fighter Whittaker 8.7
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 Bisping 8.3
fighter Whittaker 8.0
Great takedowns by Bisping
3 takedowns Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
3 takedowns Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang
2 takedowns Jun 07, 2008 vs Day

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Bisping 8.5
fighter Whittaker 7.8
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 Bisping 6.8
fighter Whittaker 7.3
Great submissions by Whittaker
Round 2 Aug 26, 2011 vs Nelson
Round 2 Jun 03, 2011 vs Alloway
Round 2 Nov 20, 2009 vs Walsh

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter Whittaker 7.6
Fast finishes by Bisping
814 seconds Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
414 seconds Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
222 seconds Jun 07, 2008 vs Day
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