UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Kelleher vs Rivera

1,685

CageRank

WINNER
Rivera

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
88% chance Rivera
WILL WIN

2,033

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jimmie Rivera
Much longer winning streak 12 fights vs 7 fights More than 70% longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Much better submission defense 8.9 vs 7.8 More than 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 8.2 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Slightly younger 28 years vs 30 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Brian Kelleher
Fast finishes 7.8 vs 6.7 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 7.4 vs 6.5 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.8 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 168 cm vs 163 cm Around 5% taller
Rivera on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kelleher’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jimmie
Rivera
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rivera is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rivera is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Rivera has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Kelleher on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rivera’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Brian
Kelleher
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kelleher is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Kelleher is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Kelleher is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Rivera 6.5
fighter Kelleher 7.5
Great knockouts by Kelleher
Round 1 Sep 15, 2012 vs Jones
Round 2 Jun 02, 2012 vs Vaccaro
Round 2 Apr 14, 2012 vs Chaves

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Rivera 6.9
fighter Kelleher 7.3
Great submissions by Kelleher
Round 1 May 20, 2011 vs Yousefi
Round 1 Jan 23, 2010 vs Carrow
Round 1 Jun 13, 2009 vs Litz

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Rivera 6.7
fighter Kelleher 7.8
Fast finishes by Kelleher
10 seconds Sep 15, 2012 vs Jones
356 seconds Jun 02, 2012 vs Vaccaro
521 seconds Apr 14, 2012 vs Chaves
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
April 4, 2013Bellator 95
team
VS
team
XR3 DEC
XDEC
1,7731,967
1,7481,992
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Rivera
legend Kelleher
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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