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

2,178

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Pettis

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
67% chance Pettis
WILL WIN

2,053

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Anthony Pettis
Much harder to hit 9.4 vs 8.3 Around 15% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much better submission offense 8.4 vs 6.7 Around 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly fast finishes 9.3 vs 8.6 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.4 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.6 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger takedown offense 8.0 vs 7.6 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Edson Barboza
Significantly better striker 9.1 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly heavier hands 9.1 vs 8.3 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Taller 180 cm vs 175 cm Around 5% taller
Longer reach 191 cm vs 184 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Better takedown defense 8.5 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Pettis on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Barboza’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anthony
Pettis
In 7:03, how much damage will he do? Pettis Barboza
Significant Strikes37
Pettis's average striking offense is matched by Barboza's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 63 Significant Strikes in 7:03
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Pettis's average takedown offense is matched by Barboza's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:03
Average
Takedown ability
vs
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
Barboza on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pettis’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Edson
Barboza
In 7:03, how much damage will he do? Barboza Pettis
Significant Strikes29
Barboza's excellent striking offense is matched by Pettis's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 63 Significant Strikes in 7:03
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Barboza's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Pettis's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:03
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Barboza has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Barboza is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Barboza 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 Pettis 8.6
fighter Barboza 9.1
Great striking by Barboza
43 strikes Dec 14, 2013 vs Castillo
26 strikes Jan 19, 2013 vs Martins
47 strikes Jan 14, 2012 vs Etim

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Pettis 8.0
fighter Barboza 7.6
Great takedowns by Pettis
6 takedowns Oct 08, 2011 vs Stephens
2 takedowns Dec 16, 2010 vs Henderson
2 takedowns Aug 18, 2010 vs Roller

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Pettis 8.3
fighter Barboza 9.1
Great knockouts by Barboza
Round 2 Jul 06, 2013 vs Oliveira
Round 1 Jan 19, 2013 vs Martins
Round 3 Jan 14, 2012 vs Etim

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Pettis 8.4
fighter Barboza 6.7
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 Barboza 8.7
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
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April 23, 2016UFC 197
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