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

2,076

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Griffin

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
53% chance Griffin
WILL WIN

2,057

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Forrest Griffin
Much better submission offense 7.8 vs 6.7 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Longer reach 196 cm vs 192 cm Almost the same
Taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Much heavier hands 8.5 vs 6.7 More than 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly fast finishes 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.7 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.8 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better striker 9.5 vs 9.2 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Griffin on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Forrest
Griffin
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Griffin Bisping
Significant Strikes76
Griffin's excellent striking offense will dominate Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Griffin's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Griffin is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Griffin is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Griffin has a very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Griffin’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Bisping Griffin
Significant Strikes98
Bisping's excellent striking offense will dominate Griffin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Bisping's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Griffin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
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
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Griffin 9.2
fighter Bisping 9.5
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 Griffin 7.7
fighter Bisping 8.3
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 Griffin 6.7
fighter Bisping 8.5
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 Griffin 7.8
fighter Bisping 6.8
Great submissions by Griffin
Round 3 Sep 22, 2007 vs Rua
Round 1 Jun 04, 2005 vs Mahood
Round 1 Jul 31, 2003 vs Fontes Braga

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Griffin 7.8
fighter Bisping 8.3
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Griffin
legend Bisping
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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