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

1,919

CageRank

WINNER
Brooks

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
73% chance Brooks
WILL WIN

2,096

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Will Brooks
A lot taller 180 cm vs 173 cm Around 5% taller
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 8.1 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better submission defense 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 31 years vs 33 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Ross Pearson
Better striker 8.9 vs 8.6 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
Brooks on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pearson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Will
Brooks
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Brooks Pearson
Significant Strikes77
Brooks'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
Takedowns4
Brooks's average takedown offense is matched by Pearson'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
Brooks is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Brooks is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Brooks has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Pearson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Brooks’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ross
Pearson
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Pearson Brooks
Significant Strikes76
Pearson's good striking offense may be a factor against Brooks's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Pearson's average takedown offense is matched by Brooks'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
Pearson has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
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
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Brooks 8.6
fighter Pearson 8.9
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 Brooks 8.7
fighter Pearson 8.1
Great takedowns by Brooks
2 takedowns Dec 31, 2012 vs Kitaoka

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Brooks 7.8
fighter Pearson 7.9
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 Brooks 7.4
fighter Pearson 7.3
Great submissions by Brooks
Round 2 Oct 15, 2011 vs Bixler
Round 1 Sep 03, 2011 vs Richardson
Round 3 May 13, 2011 vs Reardanz

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Brooks 7.6
fighter Pearson 7.9
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
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CageRank Before
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July 8, 2016TUF 23 Finale
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Brooks
legend Pearson
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