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

2,015

CageRank

WINNER
Rockhold

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
63% chance Rockhold
WILL WIN

2,108

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Luke Rockhold
Much better submission offense 8.6 vs 6.7 More than 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 8.2 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
A lot taller 191 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Longer reach 196 cm vs 189 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Younger 32 years vs 37 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Constantinos Philippou
Heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.9 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger takedown offense 7.7 vs 7.4 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Stronger jaw 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Rockhold on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Philippou’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Luke
Rockhold
In 7:42, how much damage will he do? Rockhold Philippou
Significant Strikes43
Rockhold's excellent striking offense will dominate Philippou's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 69 Significant Strikes in 7:42
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Rockhold's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Philippou's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:42
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rockhold is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rockhold has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Rockhold is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Philippou on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rockhold’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Constantinos
Philippou
In 7:42, how much damage will he do? Philippou Rockhold
Significant Strikes24
Philippou's average striking offense won't be a factor against Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 69 Significant Strikes in 7:42
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Philippou's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:42
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
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
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Rockhold 9.1
fighter Philippou 8.3
Great striking by Rockhold
12 strikes Jan 15, 2014 vs Philippou
60 strikes Jul 14, 2012 vs Kennedy
97 strikes Sep 10, 2011 vs Souza

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Rockhold 7.4
fighter Philippou 7.7
Great takedowns by Philippou
1 takedown Dec 10, 2011 vs Hamman
2 takedowns Aug 06, 2011 vs Rivera

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Rockhold 7.9
fighter Philippou 8.5
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 Rockhold 8.6
fighter Philippou 6.7
Great submissions by Rockhold
Round 1 Nov 06, 2009 vs Taylor
Round 1 Jun 19, 2009 vs Devela
Round 1 Nov 21, 2008 vs Theotikos

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Rockhold 9.5
fighter Philippou 8.2
Fast finishes by Rockhold
151 seconds Jan 15, 2014 vs Philippou
266 seconds Jan 07, 2012 vs Jardine
30 seconds Jun 19, 2009 vs Devela
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
R1 KOX
2,0222,010
1,9702,061
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Rockhold
legend Philippou
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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