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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Griffin vs Fulton

2,076

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Griffin

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
74% chance Griffin
WILL WIN

1,896

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Forrest Griffin
Better striker 9.2 vs 8.3 More than 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better submission offense 7.8 vs 7.1 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Taller 191 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Slightly younger 38 years vs 40 years 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Travis Fulton
Much heavier hands 7.7 vs 6.7 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.7 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly fast finishes 8.2 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.8 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission defense 9.7 vs 9.2 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier 230 lbs vs 205 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Griffin on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Fulton’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Forrest
Griffin
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Griffin Fulton
Significant Strikes93
Griffin's excellent striking offense will dominate Fulton's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Griffin's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Fulton's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
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 reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Fulton on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Griffin’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Travis
Fulton
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Fulton Griffin
Significant Strikes56
Fulton's average striking offense is matched by Griffin's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Fulton'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
Fulton is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Fulton is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Fulton is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
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 Fulton 8.3
Great striking by Griffin
50 strikes Feb 05, 2011 vs Franklin
77 strikes Jul 05, 2008 vs Jackson
66 strikes Sep 22, 2007 vs Rua

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Griffin 6.7
fighter Fulton 7.7
Great knockouts by Fulton
Round 1 Dec 20, 2008 vs Klair
Round 2 Jul 12, 2003 vs Dunn
Round 1 Jan 18, 2001 vs Schall

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Griffin 7.8
fighter Fulton 7.1
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 Fulton 8.3
Fast finishes by Fulton
21 seconds Dec 20, 2008 vs Klair
253 seconds Sep 13, 2002 vs McIlhon
107 seconds Aug 04, 1998 vs Pa'aluhi
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 26, 2002CC 1 - Halloween Heat
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
XR2 SUB
1,8071,832
1,8601,779
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Griffin
legend Fulton
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