UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Masvidal vs Edwards

2,125

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Masvidal

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
86% chance Masvidal
WILL WIN

1,807

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jorge Masvidal
Much stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 7.2 More than 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 33 years vs 41 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger jaw 9.5 vs 9.2 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.8 vs 9.4 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly taller 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Yves Edwards
Significantly fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly heavier hands 8.0 vs 7.5 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.9 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Masvidal on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Edwards’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jorge
Masvidal
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Masvidal Edwards
Significant Strikes80
Masvidal's good striking offense may be a factor against Edwards's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Masvidal's good takedown offense is matched by Edwards'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
Masvidal is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Masvidal is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Masvidal has a very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Edwards on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Masvidal’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yves
Edwards
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Edwards Masvidal
Significant Strikes68
Edwards's good striking offense may be a factor against Masvidal's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Edwards's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Masvidal's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Edwards is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Edwards is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Edwards is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Masvidal 8.8
fighter Edwards 8.7
Great striking by Masvidal
50 strikes Apr 20, 2013 vs Means
82 strikes Jul 14, 2012 vs Wilcox
56 strikes Mar 05, 2011 vs Evangelista

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Masvidal 8.7
fighter Edwards 7.2
Great takedowns by Masvidal
6 takedowns Apr 20, 2013 vs Means
7 takedowns Jun 18, 2011 vs Noons
3 takedowns Mar 05, 2011 vs Evangelista

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Masvidal 7.5
fighter Edwards 8.0
Great knockouts by Edwards
Round 1 Dec 08, 2012 vs Stephens
Round 1 Feb 26, 2010 vs Noble
Round 1 Oct 10, 2009 vs Jensen

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Masvidal 6.9
fighter Edwards 7.4
Great submissions by Edwards
Round 2 Jan 22, 2011 vs McKenzie
Round 2 Dec 15, 2007 vs Martinez
Round 1 May 22, 2005 vs Mishima

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Masvidal 7.6
fighter Edwards 8.1
Fast finishes by Edwards
115 seconds Dec 08, 2012 vs Stephens
164 seconds Oct 10, 2009 vs Jensen
276 seconds May 22, 2005 vs Mishima
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R2 KOX
DECX
1,8971,813
1,9351,774
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Masvidal
legend Edwards
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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