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

2,082

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Benavidez

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
77% chance Benavidez
WILL WIN

1,875

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Joseph Benavidez
Much heavier hands 8.1 vs 6.7 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 8.7 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Ray Borg
Much better submission offense 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly younger 25 years vs 34 years More than 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Benavidez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Borg’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Joseph
Benavidez
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 is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Borg on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Benavidez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ray
Borg
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Borg is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Borg has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Borg is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Benavidez 8.1
fighter Borg 6.7
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 Borg 8.8
Great submissions by Borg
Round 2 Nov 23, 2013 vs Saudino
Round 1 Aug 11, 2012 vs Perez
Round 1 Mar 10, 2012 vs Taylor

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Benavidez 8.6
fighter Borg 8.5
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Benavidez
legend Borg
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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