UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Braga Neto vs Falcao

1,831

CageRank

WINNER
Falcao

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
73% chance Falcao
WILL WIN

2,005

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Maiquel Falcao
Much heavier 202 lbs vs 184 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Much heavier hands 8.2 vs 6.7 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Better submission defense 8.6 vs 8.3 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Antonio Braga Neto
Much better submission offense 8.7 vs 6.7 More than 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much taller 191 cm vs 175 cm Around 10% taller
Younger 31 years vs 37 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Stronger takedown offense 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better takedown defense 8.2 vs 8.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 8.4 vs 8.3 Almost the same
Slightly fast finishes 8.5 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Falcao on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Braga Neto’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Maiquel
Falcao
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Falcao Braga Neto
Significant Strikes65
Falcao's average striking offense is matched by Braga Neto's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
Falcao's average takedown offense is matched by Braga Neto'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
Falcao has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Falcao is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Falcao has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Braga Neto on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Falcao’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Antonio
Braga Neto
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Braga Neto Falcao
Significant Strikes63
Braga Neto's average striking offense is matched by Falcao's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns5
Braga Neto's good takedown offense may be a factor against Falcao'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
Braga Neto is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Braga Neto has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Braga Neto 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 Falcao 8.3
fighter Braga Neto 8.4
Great striking by Braga Neto
6 strikes Jun 08, 2013 vs Smith

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Falcao 8.5
fighter Braga Neto 8.8
Great takedowns by Braga Neto
1 takedown Jun 08, 2013 vs Smith

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Falcao 8.2
fighter Braga Neto 6.7
Great knockouts by Falcao
Round 1 Sep 05, 2009 vs Silva
Round 1 Aug 01, 2009 vs Santos
Round 1 Jun 23, 2007 vs Gordo

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Falcao 6.7
fighter Braga Neto 8.7
Great submissions by Braga Neto
Round 1 Jun 08, 2013 vs Smith
Round 1 Mar 04, 2012 vs Larson
Round 2 Sep 14, 2011 vs Falcao

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Falcao 8.4
fighter Braga Neto 8.5
Fast finishes by Braga Neto
112 seconds Jun 08, 2013 vs Smith
64 seconds Mar 04, 2012 vs Larson
566 seconds Sep 14, 2011 vs Falcao
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R2 SUBX
XR2 KO
1,6821,988
1,7671,903
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Falcao
legend Braga Neto
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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