UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sanchez vs Pearson

2,047

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WINNER

WINNER
Sanchez

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
68% chance Sanchez
WILL WIN

1,919

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Diego Sanchez
Much better takedown defense 9.2 vs 8.3 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 9.9 vs 8.8 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Longer reach 183 cm vs 175 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 178 cm vs 173 cm Around 5% taller
Stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 8.1 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.7 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Harder to hit 8.5 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Advantages for Ross Pearson
Heavier hands 7.9 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Younger 33 years vs 35 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Sanchez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pearson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Diego
Sanchez
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Sanchez Pearson
Significant Strikes83
Sanchez's good striking offense may be a factor against Pearson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Sanchez's average takedown offense is matched by Pearson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sanchez is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Sanchez is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Sanchez has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Pearson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sanchez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ross
Pearson
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Pearson Sanchez
Significant Strikes83
Pearson's good striking offense may be a factor against Sanchez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Pearson's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Sanchez'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
Pearson is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Pearson is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Pearson has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Sanchez 8.7
fighter Pearson 8.9
Great striking by Pearson
50 strikes Dec 15, 2012 vs Sotiropoulos
52 strikes Dec 30, 2011 vs Assuncao
59 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Fisher

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Sanchez 8.5
fighter Pearson 8.1
Great takedowns by Sanchez
2 takedowns Mar 03, 2013 vs Gomi
1 takedown Mar 03, 2011 vs Kampmann
3 takedowns Aug 17, 2006 vs Parisyan

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Sanchez 7.3
fighter Pearson 7.9
Great knockouts by Pearson
Round 2 Apr 06, 2013 vs Couture
Round 3 Dec 15, 2012 vs Sotiropoulos
Round 2 Nov 14, 2009 vs Riley

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sanchez 7.3
fighter Pearson 7.3
Great submissions by Sanchez
Round 1 Mar 01, 2008 vs Bielkheden
Round 2 Aug 20, 2005 vs Gassaway
Round 1 May 15, 2004 vs Elbe

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Sanchez 7.7
fighter Pearson 7.9
Fast finishes by Pearson
525 seconds Apr 06, 2013 vs Couture
641 seconds Dec 15, 2012 vs Sotiropoulos
578 seconds Nov 14, 2009 vs Riley
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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CageRank Before
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June 7, 2014UFC Fight Night 42
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sanchez
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