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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Masvidal vs Delgado

2,125

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Masvidal

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
89% chance Masvidal
WILL WIN

1,766

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jorge Masvidal
Much stronger jaw 9.5 vs 7.8 More than 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Much heavier hands 7.5 vs 6.7 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.8 vs 8.6 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better striker 8.8 vs 8.2 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 8.2 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Heavier 169 lbs vs 144 lbs More than 15% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Younger 33 years vs 36 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Slightly better submission defense 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Advantages for Roli Delgado
Much better submission offense 7.6 vs 6.9 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
A lot taller 191 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Slightly fast finishes 7.6 vs 7.6 Almost the same
Masvidal on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Delgado’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jorge
Masvidal
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Masvidal Delgado
Significant Strikes74
Masvidal's good striking offense may be a factor against Delgado's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Masvidal's good takedown offense may be a factor against Delgado's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Masvidal has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Masvidal is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Masvidal has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Delgado on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Masvidal’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Roli
Delgado
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Delgado Masvidal
Significant Strikes52
Delgado's average striking offense is matched by Masvidal's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Delgado's average takedown offense is matched by Masvidal's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Delgado is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Delgado is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Delgado 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 Masvidal 8.8
fighter Delgado 8.2
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 Delgado 8.2
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 Delgado 6.7
Great knockouts by Masvidal
Round 2 Nov 07, 2009 vs Kitaoka
Round 1 Apr 03, 2009 vs Agallar
Round 1 Sep 28, 2008 vs Schultz

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Masvidal 6.9
fighter Delgado 7.7
Great submissions by Delgado
Round 1 Jun 19, 2010 vs Shelton
Round 2 Dec 13, 2008 vs Polakowski
Round 1 Dec 15, 2002 vs McLeod

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Masvidal 7.6
fighter Delgado 7.7
Fast finishes by Delgado
104 seconds Jun 19, 2010 vs Shelton
438 seconds Dec 13, 2008 vs Polakowski
12 seconds Aug 21, 2002 vs Tuttle
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 5, 2003AFC 5
team
VS
team
R2 KOX
XR2 KO
1,6111,663
1,6691,606
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Masvidal
legend Delgado
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