UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Mendes vs Teixeira

1,573

CageRank

WINNER
Teixeira

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
97% chance Teixeira
WILL WIN

2,168

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Glover Teixeira
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 7.2 More than 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 9.4 vs 8.2 Around 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much better submission offense 8.0 vs 6.1 More than 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much heavier hands 9.0 vs 7.2 Around 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 7.6 Around 25% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much better submission defense 9.1 vs 7.6 Around 20% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.2 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly better takedown defense 9.3 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly stronger takedown offense 9.3 vs 8.7 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Antonio Mendes
Longer reach 198 cm vs 192 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Teixeira on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Mendes’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Glover
Teixeira
In 2:34, how much damage will he do? Teixeira Mendes
Significant Strikes19
Teixeira's excellent striking offense will dominate Mendes's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 23 Significant Strikes in 2:34
Excellent
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Teixeira's excellent takedown offense will dominate Mendes's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 1 Takedowns in 2:34
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Teixeira has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Teixeira has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Teixeira is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Mendes on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Teixeira’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Antonio
Mendes
In 2:34, how much damage will he do? Mendes Teixeira
Significant Strikes9
Mendes's average striking offense is matched by Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 23 Significant Strikes in 2:34
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Mendes's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 1 Takedowns in 2:34
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Mendes is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Mendes is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Mendes is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Teixeira 9.4
fighter Mendes 8.2
Great striking by Teixeira
14 strikes Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
12 strikes May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
80 strikes Jan 26, 2013 vs Jackson

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Teixeira 9.3
fighter Mendes 8.7
Great takedowns by Teixeira
1 takedown Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
1 takedown May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
5 takedowns Jan 26, 2013 vs Jackson

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Teixeira 9.0
fighter Mendes 7.3
Great knockouts by Teixeira
Round 1 Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
Round 2 Oct 13, 2012 vs Maldonado
Round 2 Jul 20, 2011 vs Cruz

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Teixeira 8.0
fighter Mendes 6.1
Great submissions by Teixeira
Round 1 May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
Round 1 May 26, 2012 vs Kingsbury
Round 1 Aug 05, 2011 vs Mendes

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Teixeira 9.5
fighter Mendes 7.2
Fast finishes by Teixeira
175 seconds Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
158 seconds May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
118 seconds Nov 27, 2011 vs Rodriguez
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
August 5, 2011Shooto - Brazil 24
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
XR2 KO
1,6911,974
1,6751,990
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Teixeira
legend Mendes
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