UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - McCarthy vs Bisping

1,688

CageRank

WINNER
Bisping

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
89% chance Bisping
WILL WIN

2,057

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Better striker 9.5 vs 7.8 Around 25% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much heavier hands 8.5 vs 6.4 Around 35% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 7.9 More than 20% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
A lot taller 188 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly stronger jaw 9.0 vs 7.8 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.0 More than 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly longer reach 192 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Fast finishes 8.3 vs 8.0 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Advantages for Charles McCarthy
Much better submission offense 8.5 vs 6.7 More than 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger takedown offense 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 36 years vs 38 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against McCarthy’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 8:20, how much damage will he do? Bisping McCarthy
Significant Strikes59
Bisping's excellent striking offense will dominate McCarthy's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 75 Significant Strikes in 8:20
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Bisping's average takedown offense is matched by McCarthy's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:20
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Bisping is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Bisping has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
McCarthy on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Charles
McCarthy
In 8:20, how much damage will he do? McCarthy Bisping
Significant Strikes18
McCarthy's below average striking offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 75 Significant Strikes in 8:20
Below average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
McCarthy's good takedown offense is matched by Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:20
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
McCarthy is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
McCarthy has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
McCarthy is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Bisping 9.5
fighter McCarthy 7.8
Great striking by Bisping
93 strikes Apr 27, 2013 vs Belcher
102 strikes Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
50 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter McCarthy 8.8
Great takedowns by McCarthy
1 takedown Nov 11, 2006 vs Ray

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Bisping 8.5
fighter McCarthy 6.4
Great knockouts by Bisping
Round 3 Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
Round 2 Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
Round 2 Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Bisping 6.8
fighter McCarthy 8.6
Great submissions by McCarthy
Round 1 Nov 11, 2006 vs Ray
Round 2 Oct 30, 2004 vs Rockel
Round 2 Jul 19, 2003 vs Massey

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter McCarthy 8.0
Fast finishes by Bisping
814 seconds Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
414 seconds Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
222 seconds Jun 07, 2008 vs Day
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
April 19, 2008UFC 83
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR2 KO
1,7111,914
1,6881,938
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Bisping
legend McCarthy
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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