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

1,452

CageRank

WINNER
Faber

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 1

prediction
98% 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 6.2 Around 55% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much better submission defense 9.8 vs 7.1 Around 40% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 7.2 More than 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 7.5 More than 25% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better striker 8.6 vs 7.9 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Stronger takedown offense 8.4 vs 8.1 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Slightly taller 168 cm vs 165 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Charles Bennett
Significantly heavier hands 7.4 vs 6.8 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Heavier 153 lbs vs 134 lbs Around 15% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Faber on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bennett’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Urijah
Faber
In 4:55, how much damage will he do? Faber Bennett
Significant Strikes17
Faber's average striking offense won't be a factor against Bennett's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 44 Significant Strikes in 4:55
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Faber's average takedown offense is matched by Bennett's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 4:55
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
Excellent
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
Good
Scoring ability
Bennett on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Faber’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Charles
Bennett
In 4:55, how much damage will he do? Bennett Faber
Significant Strikes11
Bennett's below average striking offense won't be a factor against Faber's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 44 Significant Strikes in 4:55
Below average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Bennett's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Faber's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 4:55
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bennett is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Bennett is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Bennett is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
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 Bennett 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 Bennett 8.1
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 Bennett 7.4
Great knockouts by Bennett
Round 1 May 11, 2012 vs Mahlow
Round 1 Jul 09, 2005 vs Rivas
Round 1 May 22, 2005 vs Maeda

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Faber 9.5
fighter Bennett 6.2
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 Bennett 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
December 11, 2005GC 46 - Avalanche
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
XR1 SUB
1,6611,764
1,6251,800
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Faber
legend Bennett
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