UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Cruickshank vs Ricci

1,939

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Cruickshank

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
73% chance Cruickshank
WILL WIN

1,765

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Daron Cruickshank
Significantly better takedown defense 8.6 vs 8.0 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly heavier hands 8.7 vs 7.9 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Stronger jaw 9.1 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better striker 8.4 vs 8.2 Almost the same
Advantages for Mike Ricci
Much taller 183 cm vs 173 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly longer reach 193 cm vs 183 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Better submission offense 6.6 vs 6.2 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better submission defense 8.6 vs 8.3 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Slightly stronger takedown offense 8.1 vs 8.0 Almost the same
Cruickshank on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ricci’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daron
Cruickshank
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Cruickshank Ricci
Significant Strikes59
Cruickshank's average striking offense is matched by Ricci's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Cruickshank's average takedown offense is matched by Ricci'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
Cruickshank has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cruickshank is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cruickshank has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Ricci on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cruickshank’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mike
Ricci
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Ricci Cruickshank
Significant Strikes55
Ricci's average striking offense is matched by Cruickshank's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Ricci's average takedown offense is matched by Cruickshank'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
Ricci is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Ricci is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Ricci is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Cruickshank 8.4
fighter Ricci 8.2
Great striking by Cruickshank
46 strikes Jan 25, 2014 vs Rio
44 strikes Jul 27, 2013 vs Edwards
52 strikes Dec 08, 2012 vs Martinez

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Cruickshank 8.0
fighter Ricci 8.1
Great takedowns by Ricci
2 takedowns Mar 16, 2013 vs Fletcher

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cruickshank 8.7
fighter Ricci 8.0
Great knockouts by Cruickshank
Round 2 Jan 25, 2014 vs Rio
Round 2 Dec 08, 2012 vs Martinez
Round 1 Jun 17, 2011 vs Cardinal

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cruickshank 6.3
fighter Ricci 6.6
Great submissions by Ricci
Round 1 Oct 03, 2008 vs Kamali

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cruickshank 8.1
fighter Ricci 7.7
Fast finishes by Cruickshank
596 seconds Jan 25, 2014 vs Rio
477 seconds Dec 08, 2012 vs Martinez
275 seconds Jun 17, 2011 vs Cardinal
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R5 DECX
R2 KOX
1,7891,734
1,8311,692
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cruickshank
legend Ricci
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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