UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Cormier vs Miocic

2,234

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Cormier

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
68% chance Cormier
WILL WIN

2,101

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Daniel Cormier
Much better submission offense 8.0 vs 6.6 More than 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much better takedown defense 9.6 vs 8.7 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 9.2 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Stronger jaw 9.3 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 9.3 Almost the same
Advantages for Stipe Miocic
Much longer reach 203 cm vs 184 cm More than 10% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Significantly heavier hands 9.1 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
A lot taller 193 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly heavier 244 lbs vs 205 lbs Around 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 8.5 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 34 years vs 38 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Longer winning streak 5 fights vs 4 fights 25% longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Miocic’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
In 11:53, how much damage will he do? Cormier Miocic
Significant Strikes76
Cormier's excellent striking offense will dominate Miocic's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 107 Significant Strikes in 11:53
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Cormier's average takedown offense is matched by Miocic's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 11:53
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
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
Miocic on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Stipe
Miocic
In 11:53, how much damage will he do? Miocic Cormier
Significant Strikes53
Miocic's excellent striking offense will dominate Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 107 Significant Strikes in 11:53
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Miocic's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 11:53
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Miocic has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Miocic is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Miocic 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 Cormier 9.2
fighter Miocic 8.9
Great striking by Cormier
84 strikes May 19, 2012 vs Barnett
15 strikes Sep 10, 2011 vs Silva
86 strikes Jun 18, 2011 vs Monson

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.5
fighter Miocic 8.7
Great takedowns by Miocic
1 takedown Jan 25, 2014 vs Gonzaga
1 takedown Jun 15, 2013 vs Nelson
2 takedowns May 26, 2012 vs del Rosario

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cormier 8.5
fighter Miocic 9.1
Great knockouts by Miocic
Round 2 May 26, 2012 vs del Rosario
Round 1 Feb 15, 2012 vs De Fries
Round 1 Feb 16, 2008 vs Stansbury

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.0
fighter Miocic 6.6
Great submissions by Cormier
Round 1 Nov 05, 2010 vs Palelei
Round 1 Aug 21, 2010 vs Riley
Round 1 Aug 13, 2010 vs Johnson

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cormier 8.7
fighter Miocic 8.9
Fast finishes by Miocic
494 seconds May 26, 2012 vs del Rosario
43 seconds Feb 15, 2012 vs De Fries
567 seconds Jun 04, 2011 vs Brents
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cormier
legend Miocic
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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THis would be one hell of a super fight
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