UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Johnson vs Branch

2,249

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Johnson

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
74% chance Johnson
WILL WIN

2,069

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anthony Johnson
Much heavier hands 9.7 vs 7.5 Around 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.1 vs 7.9 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 8.9 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 9.2 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger jaw 9.5 vs 9.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Slightly younger 33 years vs 35 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for David Branch
Much better submission offense 7.5 vs 6.5 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Better submission defense 8.6 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Johnson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Branch’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anthony
Johnson
In 10:42, how much damage will he do? Johnson Branch
Significant Strikes45
Johnson's good striking offense is matched by Branch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 96 Significant Strikes in 10:42
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Johnson's average takedown offense is matched by Branch's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:42
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Johnson has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Johnson is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Johnson is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Branch on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Johnson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
David
Branch
In 10:42, how much damage will he do? Branch Johnson
Significant Strikes26
Branch's average striking offense won't be a factor against Johnson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 96 Significant Strikes in 10:42
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Branch's good takedown offense won't be a factor against Johnson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:42
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Branch is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Branch is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Branch has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Johnson 8.9
fighter Branch 8.1
Great striking by Johnson
16 strikes Oct 01, 2011 vs Brenneman
20 strikes Mar 26, 2011 vs Hardy
10 strikes Oct 24, 2009 vs Yoshida

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Johnson 8.7
fighter Branch 8.9
Great takedowns by Branch
4 takedowns Dec 04, 2010 vs Attonito
3 takedowns Sep 15, 2010 vs Drwal

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Johnson 9.7
fighter Branch 7.5
Great knockouts by Johnson
Round 1 Jan 18, 2014 vs Kyle
Round 1 Nov 03, 2012 vs Linderman
Round 1 Oct 01, 2011 vs Brenneman

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Johnson 6.5
fighter Branch 7.5
Great submissions by Branch
Round 2 Apr 22, 2010 vs Mehmen
Round 1 Jun 12, 2009 vs Olson
Round 2 Dec 13, 2008 vs Huston

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Johnson 9.1
fighter Branch 7.9
Fast finishes by Johnson
238 seconds Nov 03, 2012 vs Linderman
169 seconds Oct 01, 2011 vs Brenneman
41 seconds Oct 24, 2009 vs Yoshida
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
R1 KOX
1,9681,930
2,0121,885
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Johnson
legend Branch
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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