UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Clements vs Thompson

1,856

CageRank

WINNER
Thompson

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
56% chance Thompson
WILL WIN

1,900

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Stephen Thompson
Much longer reach 191 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Significantly better takedown defense 8.6 vs 7.7 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better striker 8.9 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 34 years vs 41 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 183 cm vs 178 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission offense 6.8 vs 6.3 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Slightly stronger jaw 8.6 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Advantages for Chris Clements
From what we can tell, Stephen Thompson dominates Chris Clements in every way.
Thompson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Clements’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Stephen
Thompson
In 10:59, how much damage will he do? Thompson Clements
Significant Strikes60
Thompson's good striking offense may be a factor against Clements's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 99 Significant Strikes in 10:59
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Thompson's average takedown offense may be a factor against Clements's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:59
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Thompson has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Thompson is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Thompson is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Clements on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Thompson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Chris
Clements
In 10:59, how much damage will he do? Clements Thompson
Significant Strikes51
Clements's average striking offense is matched by Thompson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 99 Significant Strikes in 10:59
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Clements's average takedown offense is matched by Thompson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:59
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Clements has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Clements is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Clements is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Thompson 8.9
fighter Clements 8.5
Great striking by Thompson
23 strikes Sep 21, 2013 vs Clements
65 strikes May 25, 2013 vs Burrell
22 strikes Feb 04, 2012 vs Stittgen

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Thompson 8.6
fighter Clements 8.7
Great knockouts by Clements
Round 3 Dec 03, 2011 vs Clementi
Round 2 Jul 16, 2011 vs Briere
Round 2 Nov 13, 2010 vs Goulet

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Thompson 6.8
fighter Clements 6.3
Great submissions by Thompson
Round 2 Sep 18, 2010 vs Worrell

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Thompson 8.1
fighter Clements 8.1
Fast finishes by Thompson
387 seconds Sep 21, 2013 vs Clements
253 seconds Feb 04, 2012 vs Stittgen
488 seconds Sep 18, 2010 vs Worrell
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 21, 2013UFC 165
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
R2 KOX
1,9241,787
1,8561,856
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Thompson
legend Clements
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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