UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Cormier vs St. Pierre

2,234

CageRank

WINNER
St. Pierre

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
78% chance St. Pierre
WILL WIN

2,455

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Georges St. Pierre
Much stronger takedown offense 10.0 vs 8.5 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much harder to hit 9.7 vs 9.1 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Longer reach 193 cm vs 184 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Better takedown defense 10.0 vs 9.6 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 9.5 Almost the same
Slightly younger 37 years vs 39 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Slightly better striker 9.3 vs 9.2 Almost the same
Advantages for Daniel Cormier
Significantly fast finishes 8.7 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission offense 8.0 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier 205 lbs vs 169 lbs More than 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Heavier hands 8.5 vs 8.2 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Slightly taller 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
St. Pierre on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Georges
St. Pierre
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? St. Pierre Cormier
Significant Strikes78
St. Pierre's excellent striking offense will dominate Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
St. Pierre's excellent takedown offense is matched by Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
St. Pierre has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
St. Pierre is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
St. Pierre has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against St. Pierre’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Cormier St. Pierre
Significant Strikes54
Cormier's excellent striking offense is matched by St. Pierre's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Cormier's average takedown offense won't be a factor against St. Pierre's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cormier has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cormier has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cormier is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter St. Pierre 9.3
fighter Cormier 9.2
Great striking by St. Pierre
101 strikes Nov 16, 2013 vs Hendricks
85 strikes Apr 30, 2011 vs Shields
45 strikes Nov 18, 2006 vs Hughes

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter St. Pierre 10.0
fighter Cormier 8.5
Great takedowns by St. Pierre
3 takedowns Nov 16, 2013 vs Hendricks
7 takedowns Nov 17, 2012 vs Condit
2 takedowns Apr 30, 2011 vs Shields

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter St. Pierre 8.2
fighter Cormier 8.5
Great knockouts by Cormier
Round 2 Jan 12, 2013 vs Staring
Round 1 Sep 10, 2011 vs Silva
Round 1 Aug 21, 2010 vs Riley

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter St. Pierre 7.6
fighter Cormier 8.0
Great submissions by Cormier
Round 2 Apr 08, 2017 vs Johnson
Round 3 May 24, 2014 vs Henderson
Round 1 Aug 13, 2010 vs Johnson

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter St. Pierre 8.3
fighter Cormier 8.7
Fast finishes by Cormier
542 seconds Jan 12, 2013 vs Staring
236 seconds Sep 10, 2011 vs Silva
62 seconds Aug 21, 2010 vs Riley
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legend Cormier
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