UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Philippou vs Boetsch

2,015

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Philippou

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
54% chance Philippou
WILL WIN

1,989

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Constantinos Philippou
Much heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.6 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.2 vs 7.8 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Advantages for Tim Boetsch
Significantly better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.7 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger takedown offense 8.2 vs 7.7 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better striker 8.5 vs 8.3 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Philippou on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Boetsch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Constantinos
Philippou
In 12:32, how much damage will he do? Philippou Boetsch
Significant Strikes52
Philippou's average striking offense is matched by Boetsch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 113 Significant Strikes in 12:32
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Philippou's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Boetsch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:32
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Philippou has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Philippou is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Philippou is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Boetsch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Philippou’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Tim
Boetsch
In 12:32, how much damage will he do? Boetsch Philippou
Significant Strikes55
Boetsch's average striking offense is matched by Philippou's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 113 Significant Strikes in 12:32
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Boetsch's average takedown offense is matched by Philippou's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:32
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Boetsch is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Boetsch is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Boetsch 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 Philippou 8.3
fighter Boetsch 8.5
Great striking by Boetsch
54 strikes Jul 21, 2012 vs Lombard
42 strikes Feb 26, 2012 vs Okami
60 strikes Aug 07, 2010 vs Brown

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Philippou 7.7
fighter Boetsch 8.2
Great takedowns by Boetsch
4 takedowns Sep 24, 2011 vs Ring
7 takedowns May 28, 2011 vs Grove
3 takedowns Aug 07, 2010 vs Brown

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Philippou 8.5
fighter Boetsch 7.6
Great knockouts by Philippou
Round 3 Dec 29, 2012 vs Boetsch
Round 1 Dec 10, 2011 vs Hamman
Round 1 Dec 03, 2010 vs La N Sang

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Philippou 6.7
fighter Boetsch 7.4
Great submissions by Boetsch
Round 2 Jan 16, 2010 vs Sylvester Lindsey
Round 2 Aug 15, 2009 vs Stark
Round 2 Jul 28, 2007 vs Barrett

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Philippou 8.2
fighter Boetsch 7.8
Fast finishes by Philippou
731 seconds Dec 29, 2012 vs Boetsch
191 seconds Dec 10, 2011 vs Hamman
11 seconds Dec 03, 2010 vs La N Sang
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
December 29, 2012UFC 155
team
VS
team
R3 KOX
XDEC
2,0082,123
2,0742,057
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Philippou
legend Boetsch
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