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

2,260

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Weidman

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
85% chance Weidman
WILL WIN

1,955

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Chris Weidman
Much stronger takedown offense 9.6 vs 7.9 More than 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much better takedown defense 9.1 vs 8.1 Around 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Much harder to hit 9.3 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much longer reach 198 cm vs 185 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
A lot taller 188 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly better submission offense 7.7 vs 6.6 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly fast finishes 9.1 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.2 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.5 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 32 years vs 39 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission defense 8.6 vs 8.1 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Yoel Romero
Heavier hands 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Weidman on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Romero’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Chris
Weidman
In 7:32, how much damage will he do? Weidman Romero
Significant Strikes37
Weidman's good striking offense may be a factor against Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 68 Significant Strikes in 7:32
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Weidman's excellent takedown offense will dominate Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:32
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Weidman has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Weidman has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Weidman has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Romero on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Weidman’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yoel
Romero
In 7:32, how much damage will he do? Romero Weidman
Significant Strikes27
Romero's good striking offense won't be a factor against Weidman's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 68 Significant Strikes in 7:32
Good
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Romero's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Weidman's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:32
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Romero has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Romero is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Romero 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 Romero 8.8
Great striking by Romero
60 strikes Jan 15, 2014 vs Brunson
50 strikes Nov 06, 2013 vs Markes
12 strikes Apr 20, 2013 vs Starks

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Weidman 9.6
fighter Romero 7.9
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 Romero 9.0
Great knockouts by Romero
Round 3 Jan 15, 2014 vs Brunson
Round 3 Nov 06, 2013 vs Markes
Round 1 Apr 20, 2013 vs Starks

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Weidman 7.8
fighter Romero 6.6
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 Romero 8.1
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
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
November 12, 2016UFC 205
team
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XR3 KO
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Weidman
legend Romero
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