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

1,856

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Clements

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
50% chance Clements
WILL WIN

1,854

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Chris Clements
Much heavier hands 8.7 vs 7.0 Around 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.2 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Advantages for Matt Riddle
Much better takedown defense 9.2 vs 7.7 Around 20% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly younger 31 years vs 41 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
A lot taller 185 cm vs 178 cm Around 5% taller
Significantly better submission offense 7.1 vs 6.3 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 8.2 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.6 vs 8.2 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Clements on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Riddle’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Chris
Clements
In 12:27, how much damage will he do? Clements Riddle
Significant Strikes59
Clements's average striking offense is matched by Riddle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 112 Significant Strikes in 12:27
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Clements's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Riddle's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:27
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
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
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Clements is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Riddle on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Clements’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Matt
Riddle
In 12:27, how much damage will he do? Riddle Clements
Significant Strikes58
Riddle's average striking offense is matched by Clements's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 112 Significant Strikes in 12:27
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
Riddle's average takedown offense may be a factor against Clements's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:27
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Riddle is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Riddle is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Riddle 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 Clements 8.5
fighter Riddle 8.5
Great striking by Riddle
45 strikes Nov 17, 2012 vs Maguire
47 strikes Mar 27, 2010 vs Soto
48 strikes Feb 07, 2009 vs Bruno

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Clements 8.2
fighter Riddle 8.7
Great takedowns by Riddle
1 takedown Nov 17, 2012 vs Maguire
4 takedowns Mar 27, 2010 vs Soto
4 takedowns Feb 07, 2009 vs Bruno

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Clements 8.7
fighter Riddle 7.0
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 Clements 6.3
fighter Riddle 7.1
Great submissions by Riddle
Round 2 Feb 28, 2014 vs Kuiper

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Clements 8.1
fighter Riddle 7.2
Fast finishes by Clements
797 seconds Dec 03, 2011 vs Clementi
331 seconds Jul 16, 2011 vs Briere
366 seconds Nov 13, 2010 vs Goulet
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
July 21, 2012UFC 149
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Clements
legend Riddle
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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