UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Swanson vs Walker

2,134

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Swanson

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
94% chance Swanson
WILL WIN

1,649

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Cub Swanson
Much heavier hands 8.4 vs 7.0 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Much stronger jaw 9.0 vs 7.7 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better striker 8.6 vs 8.1 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly fast finishes 8.0 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Puts up a fight 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 8.0 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better submission defense 8.7 vs 8.3 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Younger 34 years vs 37 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Slightly better submission offense 7.3 vs 7.2 Almost the same
Advantages for Donny Walker
Taller 175 cm vs 170 cm Around 5% taller
Better takedown defense 7.8 vs 7.4 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Longer reach 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
Swanson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Walker’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Cub
Swanson
In 11:41, how much damage will he do? Swanson Walker
Significant Strikes60
Swanson's average striking offense is matched by Walker's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 105 Significant Strikes in 11:41
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Swanson's average takedown offense may be a factor against Walker's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:41
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Swanson has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Swanson is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Swanson is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Walker on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Swanson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Donny
Walker
In 11:41, how much damage will he do? Walker Swanson
Significant Strikes37
Walker's average striking offense is matched by Swanson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 105 Significant Strikes in 11:41
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Walker's average takedown offense may be a factor against Swanson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:41
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Walker is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Walker is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Walker is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Swanson 8.6
fighter Walker 8.1
Great striking by Swanson
43 strikes Jul 06, 2013 vs Siver
58 strikes Feb 16, 2013 vs Poirier
9 strikes Sep 22, 2012 vs Oliveira

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Swanson 8.3
fighter Walker 8.0
Great takedowns by Swanson
1 takedown Jul 06, 2013 vs Siver
2 takedowns Feb 16, 2013 vs Poirier
2 takedowns Jan 28, 2012 vs Roop

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Swanson 8.4
fighter Walker 7.0
Great knockouts by Swanson
Round 3 Jul 06, 2013 vs Siver
Round 1 Sep 22, 2012 vs Oliveira
Round 2 Jun 22, 2012 vs Pearson

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Swanson 7.3
fighter Walker 7.2
Great submissions by Swanson
Round 3 Nov 18, 2009 vs Franchi
Round 3 Feb 23, 2008 vs Walker
Round 1 Mar 24, 2007 vs Lee

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Swanson 8.0
fighter Walker 7.3
Fast finishes by Swanson
744 seconds Jul 06, 2013 vs Siver
160 seconds Sep 22, 2012 vs Oliveira
554 seconds Jun 22, 2012 vs Pearson
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
February 23, 2008IFBL - Fight Night 11
team
VS
team
R3 SUBX
R1 KOX
1,8631,635
1,8851,614
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Swanson
legend Walker
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