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

2,057

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Bisping

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
64% chance Bisping
WILL WIN

1,955

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Better striker 9.5 vs 8.8 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
A lot taller 188 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.1 More than 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.5 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Longer reach 192 cm vs 185 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.9 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Slightly younger 38 years vs 40 years 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Slightly fast finishes 8.3 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Advantages for Yoel Romero
Heavier hands 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Romero’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 10:48, how much damage will he do? Bisping Romero
Significant Strikes71
Bisping's excellent striking offense will dominate Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 97 Significant Strikes in 10:48
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Bisping's average takedown offense is matched by Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:48
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Bisping is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Bisping is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Romero on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yoel
Romero
In 10:48, how much damage will he do? Romero Bisping
Significant Strikes46
Romero's good striking offense is matched by Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 97 Significant Strikes in 10:48
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Romero's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:48
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Romero has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Romero is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Romero 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 Romero 8.8
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 Romero 7.9
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 Romero 9.0
Great knockouts by Romero
Round 3 Jan 15, 2014 vs Brunson
Round 3 Nov 06, 2013 vs Markes
Round 1 Apr 20, 2013 vs Starks

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Bisping 6.8
fighter Romero 6.6
Great submissions by Bisping
Round 1 Nov 26, 2005 vs Pointon
Round 1 Oct 01, 2005 vs Lovstad
Round 1 Jun 18, 2005 vs Cook

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter Romero 8.1
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Bisping
legend Romero
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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