UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Weidman vs Whittaker

2,260

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Weidman

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
92% chance Weidman
WILL WIN

1,824

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Chris Weidman
Much harder to hit 9.3 vs 8.1 Around 15% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much stronger takedown offense 9.6 vs 8.0 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Fast finishes 9.1 vs 7.6 Around 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly longer reach 198 cm vs 187 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Significantly heavier hands 8.7 vs 7.8 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.4 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Taller 188 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission offense 7.7 vs 7.3 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Robert Whittaker
Younger 27 years vs 34 years More than 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Weidman on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Whittaker’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Chris
Weidman
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Weidman Whittaker
Significant Strikes91
Weidman's good striking offense may be a factor against Whittaker's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns5
Weidman's excellent takedown offense will dominate Whittaker's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Weidman has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Weidman is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Weidman has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Whittaker on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Weidman’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Robert
Whittaker
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Whittaker Weidman
Significant Strikes49
Whittaker's good striking offense won't be a factor against Weidman's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Whittaker's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Weidman'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 is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Weidman 8.7
fighter Whittaker 8.7
Great striking by Weidman
20 strikes Dec 28, 2013 vs Silva
16 strikes Jul 06, 2013 vs Silva
58 strikes Jan 28, 2012 vs Maia

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Weidman 9.6
fighter Whittaker 8.0
Great takedowns by Weidman
1 takedown Dec 28, 2013 vs Silva
1 takedown Jul 06, 2013 vs Silva
4 takedowns Jan 28, 2012 vs Maia

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Weidman 8.7
fighter Whittaker 7.8
Great knockouts by Weidman
Round 2 Dec 28, 2013 vs Silva
Round 2 Jul 06, 2013 vs Silva
Round 2 Jul 11, 2012 vs Munoz

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Weidman 7.8
fighter Whittaker 7.3
Great submissions by Weidman
Round 1 Nov 19, 2011 vs Lawlor
Round 1 Jun 11, 2011 vs Bongfeldt
Round 1 Feb 20, 2009 vs Lopes

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Weidman 9.1
fighter Whittaker 7.6
Fast finishes by Weidman
376 seconds Dec 28, 2013 vs Silva
378 seconds Jul 06, 2013 vs Silva
397 seconds Jul 11, 2012 vs Munoz
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
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