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

2,179

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Cruz

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
70% chance Cruz
WILL WIN

2,033

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Dominick Cruz
Much taller 173 cm vs 163 cm More than 5% taller
Much heavier hands 7.5 vs 6.5 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly fast finishes 7.3 vs 6.7 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Slightly stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Puts up a fight 9.1 vs 8.9 Almost the same
Advantages for Jimmie Rivera
Heavier 134 lbs vs 133 lbs Almost the same
Better submission offense 6.8 vs 6.4 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Younger 29 years vs 33 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Cruz on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rivera’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dominick
Cruz
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cruz is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
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
Rivera on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cruz’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jimmie
Rivera
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rivera is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rivera is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Rivera has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cruz 7.5
fighter Rivera 6.5
Great knockouts by Cruz
Round 2 Mar 06, 2010 vs Bowles
Round 1 Feb 24, 2006 vs Barney
Round 2 Sep 10, 2005 vs Donahue

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cruz 6.4
fighter Rivera 6.9
Great submissions by Rivera
Round 2 Feb 20, 2009 vs Venice
Round 2 Feb 09, 2008 vs Cozze
Round 3 Dec 28, 2007 vs Main

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cruz 7.3
fighter Rivera 6.7
Fast finishes by Cruz
600 seconds Mar 06, 2010 vs Bowles
240 seconds Sep 09, 2006 vs Miranda
165 seconds Feb 24, 2006 vs Barney
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cruz
legend Rivera
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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