UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sheppard vs Gillespie

1,727

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Sheppard

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
69% chance Sheppard
WILL WIN

1,592

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for George Sheppard
Significantly better submission defense 8.6 vs 7.4 More than 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.5 vs 7.4 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier hands 8.2 vs 7.6 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 8.1 vs 7.4 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Taller 178 cm vs 175 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Gregor Gillespie
Much better submission offense 7.6 vs 6.4 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly heavier 155 lbs vs 153 lbs Almost the same
Sheppard on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Gillespie’s defensive skills
Predictions For
George
Sheppard
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sheppard has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Sheppard is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Sheppard is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Gillespie on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sheppard’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Gregor
Gillespie
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Gillespie is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Gillespie is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Gillespie is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Sheppard 8.2
fighter Gillespie 7.6
Great knockouts by Sheppard
Round 1 Aug 17, 2013 vs Kennington
Round 1 Mar 31, 2012 vs van Hoven
Round 1 Oct 23, 2010 vs Troxell

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sheppard 6.4
fighter Gillespie 7.6
Great submissions by Gillespie
Round 2 Jun 01, 2018 vs Pichel
Round 1 Sep 19, 2014 vs Harrington
Round 2 May 16, 2014 vs Priest

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Sheppard 8.0
fighter Gillespie 8.0
Fast finishes by Gillespie
171 seconds Jan 23, 2015 vs Stewart
457 seconds May 16, 2014 vs Priest
98 seconds Jan 24, 2014 vs Gaudreau
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
June 5, 2015ROC 51
team
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team
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sheppard
legend Gillespie
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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