UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Acacio vs Palhares

1,754

CageRank

WINNER
Palhares

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
88% chance Palhares
WILL WIN

2,100

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Rousimar Palhares
Much better submission offense 9.7 vs 6.2 More than 55% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 9.6 vs 7.4 Around 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much harder to hit 8.9 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 8.0 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 37 years vs 39 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Puts up a fight 9.0 vs 8.8 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Daniel Acacio
Better striker 8.5 vs 7.5 Around 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly heavier hands 7.5 vs 6.3 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Taller 178 cm vs 173 cm Around 5% taller
Stronger jaw 8.5 vs 8.3 Almost the same
Palhares on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Acacio’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rousimar
Palhares
In 6:35, how much damage will he do? Palhares Acacio
Significant Strikes21
Palhares's poor striking offense won't be a factor against Acacio's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 59 Significant Strikes in 6:35
Poor
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Palhares's average takedown offense is matched by Acacio's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:35
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Palhares is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Palhares has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Palhares is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Acacio on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Palhares’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Acacio
In 6:35, how much damage will he do? Acacio Palhares
Significant Strikes25
Acacio's average striking offense won't be a factor against Palhares's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 59 Significant Strikes in 6:35
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Acacio's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Palhares's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:35
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Acacio is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Acacio is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Acacio 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 Palhares 7.5
fighter Acacio 8.5
Great striking by Acacio
66 strikes Jul 17, 2005 vs Misaki
45 strikes Apr 03, 2005 vs Takase

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Palhares 8.3
fighter Acacio 8.0
Great takedowns by Palhares
2 takedowns Aug 27, 2011 vs Miller
1 takedown Dec 12, 2009 vs Linhares
7 takedowns Jan 17, 2009 vs Horn

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Palhares 6.3
fighter Acacio 7.5
Great knockouts by Acacio
Round 2 Oct 28, 2011 vs de Ribamar Machado Gomes
Round 1 Sep 14, 2011 vs Sergio Melo Jr.
Round 2 Sep 18, 2009 vs Irie

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Palhares 9.7
fighter Acacio 6.2
Great submissions by Palhares
Round 1 Oct 09, 2013 vs Pierce
Round 1 Mar 27, 2010 vs Drwal
Round 2 Dec 12, 2009 vs Linhares

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Palhares 9.6
fighter Acacio 7.4
Fast finishes by Palhares
31 seconds Oct 09, 2013 vs Pierce
404 seconds Mar 03, 2011 vs Branch
45 seconds Mar 27, 2010 vs Drwal
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
XR1 SUB
1,7731,782
1,7251,830
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Palhares
legend Acacio
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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