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

2,178

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Pettis

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
80% chance Pettis
WILL WIN

1,936

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anthony Pettis
Much harder to hit 9.4 vs 8.1 More than 15% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much heavier hands 8.3 vs 6.9 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly fast finishes 9.3 vs 8.6 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 8.6 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Longer reach 184 cm vs 180 cm Almost the same
Younger 30 years vs 33 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 9.0 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Joe Lauzon
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 8.0 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Taller 178 cm vs 175 cm Almost the same
Better submission offense 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Pettis on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lauzon’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anthony
Pettis
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Pettis Lauzon
Significant Strikes87
Pettis's average striking offense may be a factor against Lauzon's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Pettis's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Lauzon's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
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
Good
Scoring ability
Lauzon on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pettis’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Joe
Lauzon
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Lauzon Pettis
Significant Strikes39
Lauzon's average striking offense won't be a factor against Pettis's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Lauzon's average takedown offense is matched by Pettis'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
Lauzon is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Lauzon has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Lauzon 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 Pettis 8.6
fighter Lauzon 8.4
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 Lauzon 8.3
Great takedowns by Lauzon
2 takedowns Aug 04, 2012 vs Varner
1 takedown Nov 17, 2007 vs Reinhardt
1 takedown Sep 23, 2006 vs Pulver

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Pettis 8.3
fighter Lauzon 6.9
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 Lauzon 8.7
Great submissions by Lauzon
Round 3 Aug 04, 2012 vs Varner
Round 1 Oct 08, 2011 vs Guillard
Round 2 Feb 07, 2009 vs Stephens

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Pettis 9.3
fighter Lauzon 8.6
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
February 26, 2012UFC 144
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
XR2 SUB
1,9892,014
2,0431,960
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