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

2,234

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Cormier

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
91% chance Cormier
WILL WIN

1,827

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Daniel Cormier
Much better submission offense 8.0 vs 6.2 Around 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 7.7 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better takedown defense 9.6 vs 8.2 More than 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 9.2 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.7 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 8.8 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.8 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 8.3 Almost the same
Younger 37 years vs 40 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Devin Cole
Significantly longer reach 202 cm vs 184 cm Around 10% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
A lot taller 193 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly heavier 248 lbs vs 205 lbs More than 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cole’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Cormier Cole
Significant Strikes93
Cormier's excellent striking offense will dominate Cole's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Cormier's average takedown offense is matched by Cole's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
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 has a chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Cole on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Devin
Cole
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Cole Cormier
Significant Strikes47
Cole's average striking offense won't be a factor against Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Cole's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Cormier'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
Cole is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cole is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cole 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 Cole 8.4
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 Cole 8.3
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 Cole 7.7
Great knockouts by Cormier
Round 2 Jan 12, 2013 vs Staring
Round 1 Sep 10, 2011 vs Silva
Round 1 Jul 31, 2010 vs Browne

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.0
fighter Cole 6.2
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 Cole 7.7
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
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
R2 SUBX
1,8441,822
1,8901,775
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cormier
legend Cole
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