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

2,259

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Hendricks

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
96% chance Hendricks
WILL WIN

1,721

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Johny Hendricks
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 7.2 More than 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 8.7 vs 7.4 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 9.2 vs 8.2 Around 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.0 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.1 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much stronger takedown offense 9.1 vs 8.2 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better submission defense 9.0 vs 8.1 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Younger 34 years vs 37 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Ricardo Funch
Significantly longer reach 188 cm vs 175 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 178 cm vs 175 cm Almost the same
Hendricks on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Funch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Johny
Hendricks
In 6:57, how much damage will he do? Hendricks Funch
Significant Strikes47
Hendricks's excellent striking offense will dominate Funch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 63 Significant Strikes in 6:57
Excellent
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Hendricks's good takedown offense may be a factor against Funch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:57
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hendricks has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Hendricks is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Hendricks has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Funch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hendricks’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ricardo
Funch
In 6:57, how much damage will he do? Funch Hendricks
Significant Strikes20
Funch's average striking offense won't be a factor against Hendricks's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 63 Significant Strikes in 6:57
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Funch's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Hendricks's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:57
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Funch is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Funch is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Funch 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 Funch 8.2
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 Funch 8.2
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 Funch 7.4
Great knockouts by Hendricks
Round 1 Nov 17, 2012 vs Kampmann
Round 1 Dec 30, 2011 vs Fitch
Round 2 Aug 07, 2010 vs Brenneman

submissions

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

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Hendricks 8.7
fighter Funch 7.2
Fast finishes by Hendricks
46 seconds Nov 17, 2012 vs Kampmann
12 seconds Dec 30, 2011 vs Fitch
340 seconds Aug 07, 2010 vs Brenneman
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
December 12, 2009UFC 107
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
XR1 KO
1,7881,799
1,8401,747
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Hendricks
legend Funch
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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