UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Pearson vs Couture

1,919

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Pearson

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
66% chance Pearson
WILL WIN

1,803

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ross Pearson
Much heavier hands 7.9 vs 6.4 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 8.9 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.6 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Younger 33 years vs 35 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Ryan Couture
Much longer reach 191 cm vs 175 cm Around 10% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 178 cm vs 173 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission offense 7.9 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Harder to hit 8.6 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger takedown offense 8.2 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Pearson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Couture’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ross
Pearson
In 12:44, how much damage will he do? Pearson Couture
Significant Strikes68
Pearson's good striking offense may be a factor against Couture's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 115 Significant Strikes in 12:44
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Pearson's average takedown offense is matched by Couture's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:44
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Pearson is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Pearson is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Pearson is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Couture on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pearson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ryan
Couture
In 12:44, how much damage will he do? Couture Pearson
Significant Strikes65
Couture's average striking offense is matched by Pearson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 115 Significant Strikes in 12:44
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Couture's average takedown offense is matched by Pearson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:44
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Couture is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Couture is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Couture is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Pearson 8.9
fighter Couture 8.5
Great striking by Pearson
50 strikes Dec 15, 2012 vs Sotiropoulos
52 strikes Dec 30, 2011 vs Assuncao
59 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Fisher

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Pearson 8.1
fighter Couture 8.2
Great takedowns by Couture
4 takedowns Jul 14, 2012 vs Duarte
2 takedowns Mar 03, 2012 vs Heun
2 takedowns Feb 18, 2011 vs Higgins

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Pearson 7.9
fighter Couture 6.4
Great knockouts by Pearson
Round 2 Apr 06, 2013 vs Couture
Round 3 Dec 15, 2012 vs Sotiropoulos
Round 2 Nov 14, 2009 vs Riley

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Pearson 7.3
fighter Couture 7.9
Great submissions by Couture
Round 3 Feb 18, 2011 vs Higgins
Round 1 Aug 13, 2010 vs Stark
Round 1 Nov 07, 2008 vs Perez

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Pearson 7.9
fighter Couture 7.6
Fast finishes by Pearson
525 seconds Apr 06, 2013 vs Couture
641 seconds Dec 15, 2012 vs Sotiropoulos
578 seconds Nov 14, 2009 vs Riley
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
April 6, 2013UFC on Fuel TV 9
team
VS
team
R2 KOX
DECX
1,9191,882
1,9631,837
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Pearson
legend Couture
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