UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Liddell vs Evans

1,947

CageRank

WINNER
Evans

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
83% chance Evans
WILL WIN

2,222

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Rashad Evans
Much stronger takedown offense 9.1 vs 7.9 More than 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much stronger jaw 9.4 vs 7.9 Around 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly harder to hit 9.5 vs 8.8 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 8.5 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 38 years vs 47 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission offense 6.8 vs 6.5 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Chuck Liddell
A lot taller 188 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better takedown defense 10.0 vs 9.6 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Fast finishes 8.4 vs 8.2 Almost the same
Longer reach 193 cm vs 191 cm Almost the same
Evans on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Liddell’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rashad
Evans
In 10:54, how much damage will he do? Evans Liddell
Significant Strikes54
Evans's good striking offense may be a factor against Liddell's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 98 Significant Strikes in 10:54
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Evans's good takedown offense won't be a factor against Liddell's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:54
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Evans has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Evans is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Evans has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Liddell on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Evans’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Chuck
Liddell
In 10:54, how much damage will he do? Liddell Evans
Significant Strikes44
Liddell's excellent striking offense is matched by Evans's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 98 Significant Strikes in 10:54
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Liddell's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Evans's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:54
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Liddell has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Liddell is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Liddell 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 Evans 8.9
fighter Liddell 9.1
Great striking by Liddell
49 strikes Dec 30, 2006 vs Ortiz
17 strikes Aug 26, 2006 vs Sobral
64 strikes Aug 20, 2005 vs Horn

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Evans 9.1
fighter Liddell 7.9
Great takedowns by Evans
1 takedown Nov 16, 2013 vs Sonnen
3 takedowns May 29, 2010 vs Jackson
8 takedowns Sep 23, 2006 vs Lambert

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Evans 8.6
fighter Liddell 8.5
Great knockouts by Evans
Round 1 Nov 16, 2013 vs Sonnen
Round 3 Dec 27, 2008 vs Griffin
Round 2 Sep 06, 2008 vs Liddell

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Evans 6.8
fighter Liddell 6.5
Great submissions by Evans
Round 1 Apr 10, 2004 vs Anderson
Round 1 Apr 10, 2004 vs Reed
Round 0 Nov 08, 2003 vs Calmese

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Evans 8.2
fighter Liddell 8.4
Fast finishes by Liddell
839 seconds Dec 30, 2006 vs Ortiz
95 seconds Aug 26, 2006 vs Sobral
1066 seconds Aug 20, 2005 vs Horn
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 6, 2008UFC 88
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
R1 KOX
2,0952,057
2,0392,112
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
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