UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Pettis vs St. Pierre

2,178

CageRank

WINNER
St. Pierre

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
83% chance St. Pierre
WILL WIN

2,455

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Georges St. Pierre
Much stronger takedown offense 10.0 vs 8.0 More than 25% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much better takedown defense 10.0 vs 8.4 Around 20% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 9.3 vs 8.6 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Stronger jaw 9.4 vs 8.9 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Harder to hit 9.7 vs 9.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Longer reach 193 cm vs 184 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 9.4 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 9.2 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Taller 178 cm vs 175 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Anthony Pettis
Fast finishes 9.3 vs 8.3 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission offense 8.4 vs 7.6 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Younger 30 years vs 36 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Slightly heavier hands 8.3 vs 8.2 Almost the same
St. Pierre on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pettis’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Georges
St. Pierre
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? St. Pierre Pettis
Significant Strikes67
St. Pierre's excellent striking offense is matched by Pettis's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns6
St. Pierre's excellent takedown offense will dominate Pettis's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
St. Pierre has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
St. Pierre is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
St. Pierre has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Pettis on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against St. Pierre’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anthony
Pettis
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Pettis St. Pierre
Significant Strikes36
Pettis's average striking offense won't be a factor against St. Pierre's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Pettis's average takedown offense won't be a factor against St. Pierre's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
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
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter St. Pierre 9.3
fighter Pettis 8.6
Great striking by St. Pierre
101 strikes Nov 16, 2013 vs Hendricks
85 strikes Apr 30, 2011 vs Shields
45 strikes Nov 18, 2006 vs Hughes

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter St. Pierre 10.0
fighter Pettis 8.0
Great takedowns by St. Pierre
3 takedowns Nov 16, 2013 vs Hendricks
7 takedowns Nov 17, 2012 vs Condit
2 takedowns Apr 30, 2011 vs Shields

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter St. Pierre 8.2
fighter Pettis 8.3
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 St. Pierre 7.6
fighter Pettis 8.4
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 St. Pierre 8.3
fighter Pettis 9.3
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 St. Pierre
legend Pettis
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