UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Hendricks vs Lawler

2,259

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Hendricks

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
61% chance Hendricks
WILL WIN

2,180

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Johny Hendricks
Much stronger takedown offense 9.1 vs 7.4 Around 25% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better striker 9.2 vs 8.8 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better submission offense 6.7 vs 6.3 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better submission defense 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Robbie Lawler
Much longer reach 188 cm vs 175 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 180 cm vs 175 cm Around 5% taller
Stronger jaw 9.9 vs 9.3 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Heavier hands 9.3 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 9.4 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Hendricks on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lawler’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Johny
Hendricks
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Hendricks Lawler
Significant Strikes79
Hendricks's excellent striking offense will dominate Lawler's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns5
Hendricks's good takedown offense may be a factor against Lawler's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hendricks has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Hendricks is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Hendricks has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Lawler on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hendricks’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Robbie
Lawler
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Lawler Hendricks
Significant Strikes61
Lawler's good striking offense is matched by Hendricks's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Lawler's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Hendricks's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Lawler has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Lawler is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Lawler is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Hendricks 9.2
fighter Lawler 8.8
Great striking by Hendricks
30 strikes Mar 16, 2013 vs Condit
55 strikes May 05, 2012 vs Koscheck
2 strikes Dec 30, 2011 vs Fitch

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Hendricks 9.1
fighter Lawler 7.4
Great takedowns by Hendricks
12 takedowns Mar 16, 2013 vs Condit
2 takedowns May 05, 2012 vs Koscheck
1 takedown Aug 06, 2011 vs Pierce

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Hendricks 8.7
fighter Lawler 9.3
Great knockouts by Lawler
Round 1 Feb 23, 2013 vs Koscheck
Round 1 Jan 30, 2010 vs Manhoef
Round 2 Jul 23, 2005 vs Vitale

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Hendricks 6.7
fighter Lawler 6.3
Great submissions by Hendricks
Round 1 Mar 15, 2008 vs Gamble

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Hendricks 8.7
fighter Lawler 8.8
Fast finishes by Lawler
237 seconds Feb 23, 2013 vs Koscheck
213 seconds Jan 30, 2010 vs Manhoef
22 seconds Oct 21, 2006 vs Villasenor
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
March 15, 2014UFC 171
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Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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Lawler By K.O
Hendricks walks around over 220 before cutting .. He is a brick house and he's gunna man handle Lawler ! Only way to beat Hendricks is by a well placed shot .. Easier said than done as Hendricks has an awesome jaw and the beard always helps haha
Yep actually 210 said by him, tough i'm gonna be honest for some reason lawler scares me.
I'm pretty sure hendricks weighs over 200 walk around actually…..just saying
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