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

1,916

CageRank

WINNER
Bisping

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
69% chance Bisping
WILL WIN

2,057

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Better striker 9.5 vs 8.4 Around 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much better takedown defense 9.0 vs 7.9 Around 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.5 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 38 years vs 45 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Longer reach 192 cm vs 185 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.9 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better submission offense 6.7 vs 6.3 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Better submission defense 9.4 vs 9.0 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Jorge Rivera
Heavier hands 8.7 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rivera’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 12:00, how much damage will he do? Bisping Rivera
Significant Strikes77
Bisping's excellent striking offense will dominate Rivera's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 108 Significant Strikes in 12:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Bisping's average takedown offense is matched by Rivera's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Bisping is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Bisping is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Rivera on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jorge
Rivera
In 12:00, how much damage will he do? Rivera Bisping
Significant Strikes39
Rivera's average striking offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 108 Significant Strikes in 12:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Rivera's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rivera has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rivera is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Rivera has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
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 Rivera 8.4
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 Rivera 7.5
Great takedowns by Bisping
3 takedowns Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
3 takedowns Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang
2 takedowns Jun 07, 2008 vs Day

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Bisping 8.5
fighter Rivera 8.7
Great knockouts by Rivera
Round 2 Mar 31, 2010 vs Quarry
Round 3 Oct 24, 2009 vs Kimmons
Round 1 Nov 11, 2006 vs DeWees

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Bisping 6.8
fighter Rivera 6.3
Great submissions by Bisping
Round 1 Nov 26, 2005 vs Pointon
Round 1 Oct 01, 2005 vs Lovstad
Round 1 Jun 18, 2005 vs Cook

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter Rivera 8.3
Fast finishes by Rivera
329 seconds Mar 31, 2010 vs Quarry
713 seconds Oct 24, 2009 vs Kimmons
157 seconds Nov 11, 2006 vs DeWees
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
February 27, 2011UFC 127
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
XR1 KO
1,9962,052
1,9542,094
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Bisping
legend Rivera
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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