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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - McGee vs Whittaker

1,899

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
McGee

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
61% chance McGee
WILL WIN

1,824

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Court McGee
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.4 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly stronger jaw 9.1 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better submission defense 9.1 vs 8.4 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 8.0 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Longer reach 192 cm vs 187 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Harder to hit 8.3 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Better submission offense 7.4 vs 7.3 Almost the same
Slightly better takedown defense 8.7 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Advantages for Robert Whittaker
Significantly heavier hands 7.8 vs 7.1 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Younger 27 years vs 33 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Fast finishes 7.6 vs 7.4 Almost the same
McGee on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Whittaker’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Court
McGee
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? McGee Whittaker
Significant Strikes100
McGee's excellent striking offense will dominate Whittaker's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
McGee's average takedown offense is matched by Whittaker'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
McGee is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
McGee is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
McGee has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Whittaker on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against McGee’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Robert
Whittaker
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Whittaker McGee
Significant Strikes85
Whittaker's good striking offense may be a factor against McGee's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Whittaker's average takedown offense won't be a factor against McGee's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Whittaker is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Whittaker is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Whittaker 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 McGee 9.0
fighter Whittaker 8.7
Great striking by McGee
88 strikes Aug 28, 2013 vs Whittaker
166 strikes Feb 23, 2013 vs Neer
62 strikes Sep 17, 2011 vs Yang

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter McGee 8.5
fighter Whittaker 8.0
Great takedowns by McGee
1 takedown Aug 28, 2013 vs Whittaker
2 takedowns Feb 23, 2013 vs Neer
2 takedowns Sep 17, 2011 vs Yang

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter McGee 7.1
fighter Whittaker 7.8
Great knockouts by Whittaker
Round 3 May 25, 2013 vs Smith
Round 1 Mar 23, 2012 vs Spooner
Round 2 Dec 09, 2011 vs Bone

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter McGee 7.4
fighter Whittaker 7.3
Great submissions by McGee
Round 3 Oct 23, 2010 vs Jensen
Round 2 Jun 19, 2010 vs McCray
Round 3 Jun 16, 2007 vs Johnson

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter McGee 7.5
fighter Whittaker 7.6
Fast finishes by Whittaker
641 seconds May 25, 2013 vs Smith
241 seconds Mar 23, 2012 vs Spooner
580 seconds Aug 26, 2011 vs Nelson
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
DECX
1,9141,857
1,9561,815
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend McGee
legend Whittaker
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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