UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Pulver vs Faber

1,595

CageRank

WINNER
Faber

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
96% chance Faber
WILL WIN

2,161

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Urijah Faber
Much better submission offense 9.5 vs 6.4 Around 50% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 7.2 More than 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission defense 9.8 vs 7.8 More than 25% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Much stronger takedown offense 8.4 vs 7.1 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 8.0 Around 20% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much better takedown defense 8.8 vs 7.9 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 8.6 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.0 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 37 years vs 42 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Jens Pulver
Significantly longer reach 178 cm vs 170 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 170 cm vs 168 cm Almost the same
Faber on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pulver’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Urijah
Faber
In 6:57, how much damage will he do? Faber Pulver
Significant Strikes34
Faber's average striking offense is matched by Pulver's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 62 Significant Strikes in 6:57
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Faber's average takedown offense is matched by Pulver's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:57
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Faber is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Faber has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Faber is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Pulver on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Faber’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jens
Pulver
In 6:57, how much damage will he do? Pulver Faber
Significant Strikes16
Pulver's average striking offense won't be a factor against Faber's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 62 Significant Strikes in 6:57
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Pulver's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Faber's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:57
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Pulver is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Pulver is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Pulver 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 Faber 8.6
fighter Pulver 8.0
Great striking by Faber
29 strikes Dec 14, 2013 vs McDonald
54 strikes Aug 17, 2013 vs Alcantara
36 strikes Nov 19, 2011 vs Bowles

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Faber 8.4
fighter Pulver 7.1
Great takedowns by Faber
1 takedown Dec 14, 2013 vs McDonald
4 takedowns Aug 17, 2013 vs Alcantara
2 takedowns Jan 10, 2010 vs Assuncao

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Faber 6.8
fighter Pulver 6.9
Great knockouts by Pulver
Round 2 Aug 13, 2011 vs Wheeler
Round 1 Mar 22, 2004 vs Uematsu
Round 1 Jan 15, 2000 vs Johns

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Faber 9.5
fighter Pulver 6.4
Great submissions by Faber
Round 2 Dec 14, 2013 vs McDonald
Round 3 Jan 10, 2010 vs Assuncao
Round 2 Dec 12, 2007 vs Curran

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Faber 8.7
fighter Pulver 7.2
Fast finishes by Faber
502 seconds Dec 14, 2013 vs McDonald
387 seconds Nov 19, 2011 vs Bowles
574 seconds Dec 12, 2007 vs Curran
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
January 25, 2009WEC 38
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
XR2 KO
1,7882,050
1,7702,068
June 1, 2008WEC 34
team
VS
team
XR5 DEC
XR2 SUB
1,8622,099
1,8422,120
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Faber
legend Pulver
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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