UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Pettis vs dos Anjos

2,178

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WINNER

WINNER
Pettis

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
57% chance Pettis
WILL WIN

2,132

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anthony Pettis
Fast finishes 9.3 vs 7.9 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.0 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission offense 8.4 vs 7.7 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly harder to hit 9.4 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Younger 30 years vs 33 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Rafael dos Anjos
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.8 vs 8.0 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 9.4 Almost the same
Pettis on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against dos Anjos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anthony
Pettis
In 11:07, how much damage will he do? Pettis dos Anjos
Significant Strikes41
Pettis's average striking offense won't be a factor against dos Anjos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 100 Significant Strikes in 11:07
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Pettis's average takedown offense won't be a factor against dos Anjos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:07
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Pettis has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Pettis has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Pettis is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
dos Anjos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pettis’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rafael
dos Anjos
In 11:07, how much damage will he do? dos Anjos Pettis
Significant Strikes31
dos Anjos's average striking offense won't be a factor against Pettis's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 100 Significant Strikes in 11:07
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
dos Anjos's good takedown offense may be a factor against Pettis's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:07
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
dos Anjos is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
dos Anjos is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
dos Anjos has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Pettis 8.6
fighter dos Anjos 8.5
Great striking by Pettis
9 strikes Aug 31, 2013 vs Henderson
18 strikes Jan 26, 2013 vs Cerrone
9 strikes Feb 26, 2012 vs Lauzon

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Pettis 8.0
fighter dos Anjos 8.8
Great takedowns by dos Anjos
2 takedowns Aug 28, 2013 vs Cerrone
4 takedowns Nov 17, 2012 vs Bocek
2 takedowns Apr 10, 2010 vs Etim

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Pettis 8.3
fighter dos Anjos 7.1
Great knockouts by Pettis
Round 1 Jan 26, 2013 vs Cerrone
Round 1 Feb 26, 2012 vs Lauzon
Round 1 Mar 06, 2010 vs Castillo

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Pettis 8.4
fighter dos Anjos 7.7
Great submissions by Pettis
Round 1 Aug 31, 2013 vs Henderson
Round 3 Aug 18, 2010 vs Roller
Round 2 Apr 24, 2010 vs Karalexis

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Pettis 9.3
fighter dos Anjos 8.0
Fast finishes by Pettis
271 seconds Aug 31, 2013 vs Henderson
155 seconds Jan 26, 2013 vs Cerrone
81 seconds Feb 26, 2012 vs Lauzon
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
March 14, 2015UFC 185
team
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Pettis
legend dos Anjos
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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Improve dos Anjos, he kicked Pettis's ass badly.
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