UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Villefort vs Branch

1,860

CageRank

WINNER
Branch

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
77% chance Branch
WILL WIN

2,069

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for David Branch
Significantly harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly better takedown defense 8.6 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 8.5 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better submission offense 7.5 vs 7.2 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 9.3 vs 9.1 Almost the same
Advantages for Danillo Villefort
Better striker 8.3 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Heavier 186 lbs vs 184 lbs Almost the same
Fast finishes 8.2 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 9.0 vs 8.6 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier hands 7.8 vs 7.5 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Slightly younger 35 years vs 37 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Branch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Villefort’s defensive skills
Predictions For
David
Branch
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Branch Villefort
Significant Strikes51
Branch's average striking offense is matched by Villefort's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns5
Branch's good takedown offense may be a factor against Villefort'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
Branch is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Branch is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Branch has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Villefort on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Branch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Danillo
Villefort
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Villefort Branch
Significant Strikes44
Villefort's average striking offense won't be a factor against Branch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Villefort's average takedown offense is matched by Branch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Villefort is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Villefort is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Villefort 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 Branch 8.1
fighter Villefort 8.3
Great striking by Villefort
7 strikes Jan 25, 2009 vs Campbell

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Branch 8.9
fighter Villefort 8.5
Great takedowns by Branch
4 takedowns Dec 04, 2010 vs Attonito
3 takedowns Sep 15, 2010 vs Drwal

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Branch 7.5
fighter Villefort 7.8
Great knockouts by Villefort
Round 1 Feb 25, 2010 vs Ricardo Castanho de Freitas
Round 1 Jan 25, 2009 vs Campbell
Round 2 Oct 26, 2007 vs Carney

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Branch 7.5
fighter Villefort 7.2
Great submissions by Branch
Round 2 Apr 22, 2010 vs Mehmen
Round 1 Jun 12, 2009 vs Olson
Round 2 Dec 13, 2008 vs Huston

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Branch 7.9
fighter Villefort 8.2
Fast finishes by Villefort
56 seconds Feb 25, 2010 vs Ricardo Castanho de Freitas
233 seconds Jan 25, 2009 vs Campbell
205 seconds May 16, 2008 vs Massenzio
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 14, 2013WSOF 5
team
VS
team
XR3 DEC
XDEC
1,9001,969
1,8602,009
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Branch
legend Villefort
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