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

2,234

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Cormier

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
83% chance Cormier
WILL WIN

1,958

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
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 7.8 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better striker 9.2 vs 8.6 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 9.6 vs 8.8 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better submission defense 8.8 vs 7.9 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 8.9 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.3 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 8.2 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 39 years vs 44 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Slightly taller 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Mark Hunt
Significantly heavier 264 lbs vs 205 lbs Around 30% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Longer reach 188 cm vs 184 cm Almost the same
Heavier hands 8.6 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hunt’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
In 10:29, how much damage will he do? Cormier Hunt
Significant Strikes54
Cormier's excellent striking offense will dominate Hunt's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 94 Significant Strikes in 10:29
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Cormier's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Hunt's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:29
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
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 very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Cormier is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Hunt on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mark
Hunt
In 10:29, how much damage will he do? Hunt Cormier
Significant Strikes39
Hunt's good striking offense is matched by Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 94 Significant Strikes in 10:29
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Hunt's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:29
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hunt has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Hunt is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Hunt 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 Hunt 8.6
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 Hunt 8.2
Great takedowns by Cormier
3 takedowns Oct 19, 2013 vs Nelson
4 takedowns Jan 12, 2013 vs Staring
4 takedowns May 19, 2012 vs Barnett

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cormier 8.5
fighter Hunt 8.6
Great knockouts by Hunt
Round 3 Mar 03, 2013 vs Struve
Round 1 Feb 26, 2012 vs Kongo
Round 2 Feb 27, 2011 vs Tuchscherer

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.0
fighter Hunt 6.6
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 Cormier 8.7
fighter Hunt 7.8
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cormier
legend Hunt
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