UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - LaFlare vs Ponzinibbio

2,017

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
LaFlare

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
74% chance LaFlare
WILL WIN

1,835

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ryan LaFlare
Significantly stronger takedown offense 9.0 vs 8.3 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better striker 8.5 vs 8.3 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better takedown defense 8.2 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Taller 185 cm vs 183 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Santiago Ponzinibbio
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.2 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Fast finishes 8.2 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Younger 31 years vs 34 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
LaFlare on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ponzinibbio’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ryan
LaFlare
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? LaFlare Ponzinibbio
Significant Strikes77
LaFlare's average striking offense is matched by Ponzinibbio's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns5
LaFlare's good takedown offense may be a factor against Ponzinibbio's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
LaFlare is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
LaFlare is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
LaFlare has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Ponzinibbio on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against LaFlare’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Santiago
Ponzinibbio
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Ponzinibbio LaFlare
Significant Strikes55
Ponzinibbio's average striking offense is matched by LaFlare's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Ponzinibbio's average takedown offense is matched by LaFlare'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
Ponzinibbio is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Ponzinibbio is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Ponzinibbio is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter LaFlare 8.6
fighter Ponzinibbio 8.3
Great striking by LaFlare
68 strikes Dec 14, 2013 vs McGee
75 strikes Nov 09, 2013 vs Ponzinibbio
37 strikes Apr 06, 2013 vs Alloway

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter LaFlare 9.1
fighter Ponzinibbio 8.3
Great takedowns by LaFlare
4 takedowns Dec 14, 2013 vs McGee
5 takedowns Nov 09, 2013 vs Ponzinibbio
6 takedowns Apr 06, 2013 vs Alloway

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter LaFlare 7.7
fighter Ponzinibbio 7.8
Great knockouts by Ponzinibbio
Round 2 Dec 12, 2011 vs Dias
Round 1 Sep 17, 2011 vs Nascimento
Round 2 Apr 24, 2010 vs Inseto

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter LaFlare 7.4
fighter Ponzinibbio 7.3
Great submissions by LaFlare
Round 3 Jan 24, 2013 vs Osborne
Round 2 Sep 11, 2009 vs Sulsona
Round 1 Jun 27, 2008 vs Bryson-Barrett

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter LaFlare 7.9
fighter Ponzinibbio 8.2
Fast finishes by Ponzinibbio
158 seconds Jun 09, 2012 vs Duarte
600 seconds Dec 12, 2011 vs Dias
90 seconds Sep 17, 2011 vs Nascimento
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
November 9, 2013UFC Fight Night 32
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
XR2 KO
1,8511,889
1,9071,834
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend LaFlare
legend Ponzinibbio
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
comments powered by Disqus