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

1,919

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Pearson

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
70% chance Pearson
WILL WIN

1,768

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ross Pearson
Much stronger takedown offense 8.1 vs 7.1 Around 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better takedown defense 8.3 vs 7.6 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better striker 8.9 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly younger 33 years vs 41 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier hands 7.9 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.5 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Taller 173 cm vs 170 cm Almost the same
Longer reach 175 cm vs 173 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Spencer Fisher
Harder to hit 8.6 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 9.1 vs 8.7 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger jaw 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Pearson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Fisher’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ross
Pearson
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Pearson Fisher
Significant Strikes81
Pearson's good striking offense may be a factor against Fisher's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
Pearson's average takedown offense may be a factor against Fisher's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Below 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 has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Fisher on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pearson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Spencer
Fisher
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Fisher Pearson
Significant Strikes70
Fisher's average striking offense is matched by Pearson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Fisher's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Pearson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Fisher is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Fisher is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Fisher 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 Fisher 8.4
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 Fisher 7.1
Great takedowns by Pearson
1 takedown Apr 06, 2013 vs Couture
1 takedown Dec 30, 2011 vs Assuncao
3 takedowns Feb 27, 2011 vs Fisher

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Pearson 7.9
fighter Fisher 7.3
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 Fisher 7.3
Great submissions by Fisher
Round 3 Oct 25, 2008 vs Gugerty
Round 2 Nov 27, 2004 vs Strawn
Round 2 Apr 18, 2003 vs Guthmiller

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Pearson 7.9
fighter Fisher 7.5
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
February 27, 2011UFC 127
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
XDEC
1,8461,915
1,9061,855
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Pearson
legend Fisher
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
comments powered by Disqus