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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Cormier vs Teixeira

2,234

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Cormier

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
59% chance Cormier
WILL WIN

2,168

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Daniel Cormier
Harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better takedown defense 9.6 vs 9.3 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Advantages for Glover Teixeira
Much stronger takedown offense 9.3 vs 8.5 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
A lot taller 188 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Significantly fast finishes 9.5 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Longer reach 192 cm vs 184 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Heavier hands 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 9.4 vs 9.2 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better submission defense 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Teixeira’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Cormier Teixeira
Significant Strikes86
Cormier's excellent striking offense will dominate Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Cormier's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Teixeira'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
Teixeira on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Glover
Teixeira
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Teixeira Cormier
Significant Strikes84
Teixeira'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
Takedowns2
Teixeira'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
Teixeira has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Teixeira has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Teixeira is unlikely to win by decision
Below 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 Teixeira 9.4
Great striking by Teixeira
14 strikes Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
12 strikes May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
80 strikes Jan 26, 2013 vs Jackson

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.5
fighter Teixeira 9.3
Great takedowns by Teixeira
1 takedown Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
1 takedown May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
5 takedowns Jan 26, 2013 vs Jackson

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cormier 8.5
fighter Teixeira 9.0
Great knockouts by Teixeira
Round 1 Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
Round 2 Oct 13, 2012 vs Maldonado
Round 2 Jul 20, 2011 vs Cruz

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.0
fighter Teixeira 8.0
Great submissions by Teixeira
Round 1 May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
Round 1 May 26, 2012 vs Kingsbury
Round 1 Nov 27, 2011 vs Rodriguez

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cormier 8.7
fighter Teixeira 9.5
Fast finishes by Teixeira
175 seconds Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
158 seconds May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
118 seconds Nov 27, 2011 vs Rodriguez
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cormier
legend Teixeira
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