UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Iaquinta vs Couture

1,804

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Iaquinta

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
50% chance Iaquinta
WILL WIN

1,803

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Al Iaquinta
Significantly heavier hands 7.3 vs 6.4 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Better takedown defense 8.2 vs 7.8 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Younger 30 years vs 34 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better striker 8.7 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Advantages for Ryan Couture
Much better submission offense 7.9 vs 6.6 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much longer reach 191 cm vs 177 cm Around 10% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
A lot taller 178 cm vs 170 cm Around 5% taller
Significantly better submission defense 8.8 vs 7.7 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.8 vs 8.0 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Harder to hit 8.6 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Fast finishes 7.6 vs 7.4 Almost the same
Iaquinta on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Couture’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Al
Iaquinta
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Iaquinta Couture
Significant Strikes73
Iaquinta's good striking offense may be a factor against Couture's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
Iaquinta's average takedown offense is matched by Couture'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
Iaquinta is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Iaquinta is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Iaquinta has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Couture on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Iaquinta’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ryan
Couture
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Couture Iaquinta
Significant Strikes75
Couture's average striking offense is matched by Iaquinta's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Couture's average takedown offense is matched by Iaquinta'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
Couture is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Couture has a chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Couture 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 Iaquinta 8.7
fighter Couture 8.5
Great striking by Iaquinta
49 strikes Feb 01, 2014 vs Lee
85 strikes Oct 26, 2013 vs Hallmann
80 strikes Aug 31, 2013 vs Couture

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Iaquinta 8.2
fighter Couture 8.2
Great takedowns by Couture
4 takedowns Jul 14, 2012 vs Duarte
2 takedowns Mar 03, 2012 vs Heun
2 takedowns Feb 18, 2011 vs Higgins

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Iaquinta 7.3
fighter Couture 6.4
Great knockouts by Iaquinta
Round 1 Sep 09, 2011 vs Miglioli
Round 1 Nov 20, 2009 vs Key
Round 1 Jun 12, 2009 vs Sylvester

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Iaquinta 6.6
fighter Couture 7.9
Great submissions by Couture
Round 3 Feb 18, 2011 vs Higgins
Round 1 Aug 13, 2010 vs Stark
Round 1 Nov 07, 2008 vs Perez

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Iaquinta 7.4
fighter Couture 7.6
Fast finishes by Couture
772 seconds Mar 03, 2012 vs Heun
881 seconds Feb 18, 2011 vs Higgins
75 seconds Aug 13, 2010 vs Stark
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
August 31, 2013UFC 164
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
XR1 SUB
1,6481,837
1,7231,762
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Iaquinta
legend Couture
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