UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Velasquez vs Cormier

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WINNER
Cormier

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
52% chance Cormier
WILL WIN

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Daniel Cormier
Much better submission offense 8.0 vs 6.7 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 9.2 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Slightly better takedown defense 9.6 vs 9.5 Almost the same
Advantages for Cain Velasquez
Much heavier hands 10.0 vs 8.5 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 10.0 vs 9.2 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much harder to hit 9.7 vs 9.1 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly fast finishes 9.3 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly stronger takedown offense 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly longer reach 196 cm vs 184 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Heavier 241 lbs vs 205 lbs Around 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Taller 185 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Younger 35 years vs 38 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Velasquez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Cormier Velasquez
Significant Strikes53
Cormier's excellent striking offense is matched by Velasquez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Cormier's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Velasquez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cormier has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cormier has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cormier is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Velasquez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Cain
Velasquez
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Velasquez Cormier
Significant Strikes101
Velasquez's excellent striking offense will dominate Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Velasquez's excellent takedown offense is matched by Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Velasquez has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Velasquez is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Velasquez 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 Cormier 9.2
fighter Velasquez 10.0
Great striking by Velasquez
18 strikes May 25, 2013 vs Silva
111 strikes Dec 29, 2012 vs dos Santos
23 strikes Feb 20, 2010 vs Nogueira

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.5
fighter Velasquez 9.2
Great takedowns by Velasquez
2 takedowns Oct 19, 2013 vs dos Santos
11 takedowns Dec 29, 2012 vs dos Santos
5 takedowns Oct 24, 2009 vs Rothwell

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cormier 8.5
fighter Velasquez 10.0
Great knockouts by Velasquez
Round 5 Oct 19, 2013 vs dos Santos
Round 1 May 25, 2013 vs Silva
Round 1 Feb 20, 2010 vs Nogueira

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.0
fighter Velasquez 6.7
Great submissions by Cormier
Round 1 Nov 05, 2010 vs Palelei
Round 1 Aug 21, 2010 vs Riley
Round 1 Aug 13, 2010 vs Johnson

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cormier 8.7
fighter Velasquez 9.4
Fast finishes by Velasquez
1389 seconds Oct 19, 2013 vs dos Santos
81 seconds May 25, 2013 vs Silva
140 seconds Feb 20, 2010 vs Nogueira
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cormier
legend Velasquez
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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