UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Tavares vs McGee

1,957

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WINNER

WINNER
Tavares

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
58% chance Tavares
WILL WIN

1,899

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Brad Tavares
Significantly harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Heavier hands 7.4 vs 7.1 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 7.6 vs 7.4 Almost the same
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Younger 30 years vs 33 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Slightly better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Court McGee
Significantly better striker 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.9 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better submission defense 9.1 vs 8.4 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.9 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 8.3 Almost the same
Slightly longer reach 192 cm vs 189 cm Almost the same
Tavares on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against McGee’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Brad
Tavares
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Tavares McGee
Significant Strikes79
Tavares's average striking offense is matched by McGee's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Tavares's average takedown offense won't be a factor against McGee's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Tavares is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Tavares is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Tavares has a very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
McGee on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Tavares’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Court
McGee
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? McGee Tavares
Significant Strikes82
McGee's excellent striking offense will dominate Tavares's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
McGee's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Tavares's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
McGee is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
McGee is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
McGee has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Tavares 8.5
fighter McGee 9.0
Great striking by McGee
88 strikes Aug 28, 2013 vs Whittaker
166 strikes Feb 23, 2013 vs Neer
62 strikes Sep 17, 2011 vs Yang

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Tavares 8.3
fighter McGee 8.5
Great takedowns by McGee
1 takedown Aug 28, 2013 vs Whittaker
2 takedowns Feb 23, 2013 vs Neer
2 takedowns Sep 17, 2011 vs Yang

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Tavares 7.4
fighter McGee 7.1
Great knockouts by Tavares
Round 1 Jan 01, 2011 vs Baroni
Round 1 Aug 02, 2008 vs Kauwe
Round 1 Jun 29, 2007 vs Sedano

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Tavares 6.9
fighter McGee 7.4
Great submissions by McGee
Round 3 Oct 23, 2010 vs Jensen
Round 2 Jun 19, 2010 vs McCray
Round 3 Jun 16, 2007 vs Johnson

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Tavares 7.6
fighter McGee 7.5
Fast finishes by Tavares
260 seconds Jan 01, 2011 vs Baroni
112 seconds Aug 02, 2008 vs Kauwe
40 seconds Jun 29, 2007 vs Sedano
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
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legend Tavares
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