UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Alcantara vs Rivera

2,088

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Alcantara

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
58% chance Alcantara
WILL WIN

2,033

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Iuri Alcantara
Fast finishes 9.0 vs 6.7 Around 35% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 8.6 vs 6.5 More than 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Much taller 175 cm vs 163 cm Around 10% taller
Significantly heavier 136 lbs vs 134 lbs Almost the same
Significantly better submission offense 7.7 vs 6.8 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger jaw 9.1 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.3 vs 8.9 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 9.3 vs 8.9 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Jimmie Rivera
Significantly younger 28 years vs 37 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Alcantara on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rivera’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Iuri
Alcantara
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Alcantara has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Alcantara is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Alcantara is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Rivera on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Alcantara’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jimmie
Rivera
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rivera is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rivera is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Rivera has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Alcantara 8.6
fighter Rivera 6.5
Great knockouts by Alcantara
Round 1 May 18, 2013 vs Santos
Round 1 Dec 16, 2010 vs Lamas
Round 1 Jul 31, 2010 vs Gomes da Silva

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Alcantara 7.7
fighter Rivera 6.9
Great submissions by Alcantara
Round 2 Sep 18, 2010 vs Trinaldo
Round 3 Aug 13, 2010 vs Schembri
Round 1 Jun 10, 2010 vs Paulo Rodrigues de Souza

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Alcantara 9.0
fighter Rivera 6.7
Fast finishes by Alcantara
151 seconds May 18, 2013 vs Santos
206 seconds Dec 16, 2010 vs Lamas
131 seconds Jun 10, 2010 vs Paulo Rodrigues de Souza
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
January 30, 2016UFC on Fox 18
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Alcantara
legend Rivera
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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