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

2,178

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Pettis

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
56% chance Pettis
WILL WIN

2,134

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anthony Pettis
Fast finishes 9.3 vs 8.0 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission offense 8.4 vs 7.3 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much better takedown defense 8.4 vs 7.4 Around 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Much harder to hit 9.4 vs 8.8 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Longer reach 184 cm vs 178 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 9.0 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Taller 175 cm vs 170 cm Around 5% taller
Younger 30 years vs 34 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier 155 lbs vs 144 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Cub Swanson
Stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 8.0 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Heavier hands 8.4 vs 8.3 Almost the same
Pettis on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Swanson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anthony
Pettis
In 8:57, how much damage will he do? Pettis Swanson
Significant Strikes38
Pettis's average striking offense is matched by Swanson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 80 Significant Strikes in 8:57
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Pettis's average takedown offense may be a factor against Swanson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:57
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
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
Swanson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pettis’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Cub
Swanson
In 8:57, how much damage will he do? Swanson Pettis
Significant Strikes26
Swanson's average striking offense won't be a factor against Pettis's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 80 Significant Strikes in 8:57
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Swanson's average takedown offense is matched by Pettis's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:57
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Swanson has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Swanson is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Swanson is unlikely to win by decision
Good
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 Swanson 8.6
Great striking by Swanson
43 strikes Jul 06, 2013 vs Siver
58 strikes Feb 16, 2013 vs Poirier
9 strikes Sep 22, 2012 vs Oliveira

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Pettis 8.0
fighter Swanson 8.3
Great takedowns by Swanson
1 takedown Jul 06, 2013 vs Siver
2 takedowns Feb 16, 2013 vs Poirier
2 takedowns Jan 28, 2012 vs Roop

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Pettis 8.3
fighter Swanson 8.4
Great knockouts by Swanson
Round 3 Jul 06, 2013 vs Siver
Round 1 Sep 22, 2012 vs Oliveira
Round 2 Jun 22, 2012 vs Pearson

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Pettis 8.4
fighter Swanson 7.3
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 Swanson 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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Pettis
legend Swanson
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