UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Cruz vs Dillashaw

2,179

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WINNER

WINNER
Cruz

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
74% chance Cruz
WILL WIN

1,994

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Dominick Cruz
Taller 173 cm vs 168 cm Around 5% taller
Stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.2 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Harder to hit 8.9 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Puts up a fight 9.1 vs 8.6 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 9.1 vs 8.6 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger takedown offense 9.4 vs 9.1 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better striker 8.8 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for T.J. Dillashaw
Much better submission offense 7.5 vs 6.4 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.3 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly heavier hands 8.2 vs 7.5 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Heavier 134 lbs vs 133 lbs Almost the same
Cruz on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Dillashaw’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dominick
Cruz
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Cruz Dillashaw
Significant Strikes75
Cruz's good striking offense may be a factor against Dillashaw's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Cruz's excellent takedown offense will dominate Dillashaw's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cruz is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Cruz is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cruz has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Dillashaw on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cruz’s defensive skills
Predictions For
T.J.
Dillashaw
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Dillashaw Cruz
Significant Strikes63
Dillashaw's good striking offense is matched by Cruz's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Dillashaw's good takedown offense is matched by Cruz's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Dillashaw has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Dillashaw is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Dillashaw 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 Cruz 8.8
fighter Dillashaw 8.7
Great striking by Cruz
60 strikes Oct 01, 2011 vs Johnson
90 strikes Jul 02, 2011 vs Faber
117 strikes Dec 16, 2010 vs Jorgensen

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Cruz 9.4
fighter Dillashaw 9.1
Great takedowns by Cruz
10 takedowns Oct 01, 2011 vs Johnson
4 takedowns Jul 02, 2011 vs Faber
6 takedowns Dec 16, 2010 vs Jorgensen

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cruz 7.5
fighter Dillashaw 8.2
Great knockouts by Dillashaw
Round 1 Apr 20, 2013 vs Viana
Round 2 Mar 16, 2013 vs Tamura
Round 3 Nov 20, 2010 vs McCorriston

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cruz 6.4
fighter Dillashaw 7.5
Great submissions by Dillashaw
Round 1 Jul 11, 2012 vs Lee
Round 1 Oct 02, 2010 vs Suarez
Round 1 May 22, 2010 vs Drucker

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cruz 7.3
fighter Dillashaw 8.1
Fast finishes by Dillashaw
262 seconds Apr 20, 2013 vs Viana
153 seconds Jul 11, 2012 vs Lee
667 seconds Nov 20, 2010 vs McCorriston
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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CageRank Before
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January 17, 2016UFC Fight Night 81
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Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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me thinks youre probably a little man like mcgreger. dos anjos will punish conners rectum
I am doubling up on the next event and then I will get that $500,000 on mcgregor whooping dos anjos. Then I think about $1,700,000 or even $3,000,000 when mcgregor whoops lawler.
I am king
you went running when I told you what would happen and then it started happeneing then you went running like a little coward that you are. Oley oley oley oley
I told you what would happen, you would get scared and then start running. Its just a different type of fear that manifests into peoples thoughts and soul. I am king, long live the king. Mcgregor is the best ever. Mcgregor will ko dos anjos under two minutes. Remember, when I say something that specific, it will happen boy.
150 g on Hendricks ? hahahahahahahahahahaha you sure know how to pick um. what a dork
what are your picks, if you don't have picks before the fight then just like I predicted, you would do then you would lose. I told you the there is just a diffrent amount of fear that manifests into your body when I tell you what will happen boy.
what are your picks boy
If I was mcgregor, I would be the three belt ufc champion with one belt on one shoulder, another belt on my other shoulder, and another gold belt strapped around my belt boy.
If I was mendes then I would be a little kid with a lolly pop in my hand and a excuse in the other. If I was mcgregor then I would be the greatest ufc fighter ever that will have the 170 belt also. Hold three belts, same time.
um, so you quit the deal right? I said whats your picks twenty times and now your said that your done with talking to me so that means that you got afraid as I said and I even predicted that you would run away from this bet before it ended. You are a coward buddy boy.
Im not mendes and you are not mcgregor :/ goodluck with your picks, done talking to you.
What are you talking about, you probably don't even bet money biitch. Did mcgregor work together with mendes when he whooped him, no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your a stupid little dimwit. I say what will happen and it happens. Now, now what are your fucing picks boy. I don't need some stupid little kid working together with me when you just got 2 out of 5 on the last bouts. what were you thinking boy. I am king. I say what will happen and how it will happen kid.
I see were youre coming from, you want to manifest your success through believing youre already there, i can respect that. But i think we'd be more successfull working together not against eachother.
When the money is fucing coming in, it does not matter how much you spend. I will be at mgm grand when conor whoops dos anjos in round one. I will have 500,000 and quit my job at the docs. I do this shit every mover fucing day. Life is fucing good. I went all out on this next event and even though hendricks is a two to one favorite, I am putting my $ on hendricks. $150,000 is what is on the line. I will be there, will you.
what are your picks??????????????????????? you have been dodging me because you are a scared, little kid. I told you that you would start running after the challenge starts coming up and now you are running, another thing I predicted. You either post your thoughts or go home, I already have won. I am king boy, are you done with the deal??????????????????? Because if not, you have shown a great deal of fear that just is manifesting in a diffrent type of way boy. Hendricks, nelson, st. preux, benavidez, and of course, noons
Just got back from Hawaii. These girls don't quit. AFter these next four events, I will have enough money to throw down 500,000 grand on mcgregor whooping dos anjos. All day every day.
I told you stupid little brain that mcgregor would whoop aldo in round one and thats what happened, I told you that johnson wwould whoop bader in round one and thats what happened. Now mcgregor will whoop dos anjos in round one and then you will cry.
whats your pick you stupid fucing idiot. I told you I would whoop you and the king says what the king wants to boy. Four more events to go and then you will cry. I think I guess I will go 20 and 0 in these upcoming fights. Easy money boy.
You are really right in that opinion, thats not even a opinion, thats a fact. I mean look at anthony johnson, if he keeps on growing with his wrestling, he will destory people because he can ko them with one shot and can take them to the ground and end it that way. I think that stephen thompson is like uriah hall, if you uriah hall would fight to his true potential then he could be champ but he just doesn't. Stephen thompson is diffrent from him as he uses his skills in the cage and not just in the gym.
Yeah anyone can knock you out with a spinning hook kick, unless youre chris weidman 😂. Stephen thompson is similar to uriah hall right? Same counter striker standup fighter? Usually a good pressure wrestler will be able to control a good standup counterstriker if the counter striker doesnt pose real striking power. whats your opinion.
Johny hendricks is a boxer but he also is a very good wrestler. Thompson is the underdog in this fight but no one can techniqally take a spin hook. I throw a spin hook the quickest in our organization and I throw it as if it goes right to the jaw and you want to dislocate it.
We are all kings of our own reality
Im not heading to the U.S till i turn 21, thomson and hendricks? Idk much about them besides hendricks is a boxer wrestler and thompson is a beast counter striker. Ill have to look up their fights later on this week.
Whats your facebook or something i can't talk on this often, im not american. I live in australia, bettings legal here so i dont have to go to vegas. I bet online or at the casino.
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