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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Cormier vs Romero

2,234

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WINNER

WINNER
Cormier

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
83% chance Cormier
WILL WIN

1,955

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 better takedown defense 9.6 vs 8.1 Around 20% better at avoiding being taken down
Much stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.2 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly fast finishes 8.7 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 8.5 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly better striker 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 7.9 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Taller 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
Slightly younger 38 years vs 40 years 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Yoel Romero
Significantly heavier hands 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Romero’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
In 8:59, how much damage will he do? Cormier Romero
Significant Strikes53
Cormier's excellent striking offense will dominate Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 81 Significant Strikes in 8:59
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Cormier's average takedown offense is matched by Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:59
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cormier has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Cormier has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Cormier is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Romero on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yoel
Romero
In 8:59, how much damage will he do? Romero Cormier
Significant Strikes37
Romero's good striking offense is matched by Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 81 Significant Strikes in 8:59
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Romero's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:59
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Romero has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Romero is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Romero 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 Romero 8.8
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 Romero 7.9
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 Romero 9.0
Great knockouts by Romero
Round 3 Jan 15, 2014 vs Brunson
Round 3 Nov 06, 2013 vs Markes
Round 1 Apr 20, 2013 vs Starks

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.0
fighter Romero 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 Romero 8.1
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
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