UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Benavidez vs Yahya

2,082

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Benavidez

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
70% chance Benavidez
WILL WIN

1,937

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Joseph Benavidez
Much heavier hands 8.1 vs 5.9 More than 35% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 8.8 vs 7.5 More than 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 9.4 vs 8.8 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 8.3 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Advantages for Rani Yahya
Much stronger takedown offense 9.0 vs 7.8 More than 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly harder to hit 9.4 vs 8.8 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Longer reach 173 cm vs 163 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Better submission offense 8.4 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 168 cm vs 163 cm Around 5% taller
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.9 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.7 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Slightly heavier 134 lbs vs 125 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Benavidez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Yahya’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Joseph
Benavidez
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Benavidez Yahya
Significant Strikes52
Benavidez's good striking offense won't be a factor against Yahya's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Benavidez's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Yahya's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Benavidez has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Benavidez has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Benavidez has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Yahya on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Benavidez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rani
Yahya
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Yahya Benavidez
Significant Strikes31
Yahya's poor striking offense won't be a factor against Benavidez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Poor
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Yahya's good takedown offense won't be a factor against Benavidez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Yahya is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Yahya has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Yahya 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 Benavidez 8.8
fighter Yahya 7.5
Great striking by Benavidez
20 strikes Sep 04, 2013 vs da Silva
17 strikes Nov 11, 2010 vs Fabiano
15 strikes Mar 06, 2010 vs Torres

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Benavidez 7.8
fighter Yahya 9.0
Great takedowns by Yahya
5 takedowns Mar 03, 2013 vs Hirota
3 takedowns Jan 22, 2011 vs Thomas Brown
1 takedown Aug 09, 2009 vs Hosman

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Benavidez 8.1
fighter Yahya 5.9
Great knockouts by Benavidez
Round 1 Sep 04, 2013 vs da Silva
Round 2 Mar 03, 2012 vs Urushitani
Round 1 Dec 19, 2009 vs Yahya

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Benavidez 8.1
fighter Yahya 8.4
Great submissions by Yahya
Round 1 Aug 04, 2012 vs Grispi
Round 1 Aug 09, 2009 vs Hosman
Round 1 Nov 05, 2008 vs Maeda

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Benavidez 8.6
fighter Yahya 8.3
Fast finishes by Benavidez
465 seconds Nov 11, 2010 vs Fabiano
477 seconds Mar 06, 2010 vs Torres
95 seconds Dec 19, 2009 vs Yahya
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
December 19, 2009WEC 45
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
XR2 SUB
1,8551,945
1,9181,882
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Benavidez
legend Yahya
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