UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Schafer vs Bisping

1,782

CageRank

WINNER
Bisping

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
83% chance Bisping
WILL WIN

2,057

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Better striker 9.5 vs 8.1 Around 20% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.1 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.8 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better submission defense 9.4 vs 9.0 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Slightly younger 38 years vs 40 years 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Eric Schafer
Much better submission offense 8.0 vs 6.7 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Stronger takedown offense 8.4 vs 8.3 Almost the same
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Schafer’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 11:47, how much damage will he do? Bisping Schafer
Significant Strikes76
Bisping's excellent striking offense will dominate Schafer's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 106 Significant Strikes in 11:47
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Bisping's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Schafer's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:47
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Bisping is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Bisping has a chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Schafer on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Eric
Schafer
In 11:47, how much damage will he do? Schafer Bisping
Significant Strikes31
Schafer's average striking offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 106 Significant Strikes in 11:47
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Schafer's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:47
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Schafer is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Schafer is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Schafer is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Bisping 9.5
fighter Schafer 8.1
Great striking by Bisping
93 strikes Apr 27, 2013 vs Belcher
102 strikes Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
50 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter Schafer 8.4
Great takedowns by Schafer
1 takedown Sep 17, 2008 vs Alexander

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Bisping 8.5
fighter Schafer 7.1
Great knockouts by Bisping
Round 3 Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
Round 2 Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
Round 2 Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Bisping 6.8
fighter Schafer 8.0
Great submissions by Schafer
Round 1 Sep 17, 2008 vs Alexander
Round 1 Jun 25, 2005 vs Guida
Round 1 Sep 26, 1999 vs Martin

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter Schafer 8.3
Fast finishes by Schafer
215 seconds Jan 17, 2009 vs Mendes
293 seconds Sep 17, 2008 vs Alexander
229 seconds Jun 25, 2005 vs Guida
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
December 30, 2006UFC 66
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR2 KO
1,8121,869
1,7701,911
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Bisping
legend Schafer
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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