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

2,234

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Cormier

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
90% chance Cormier
WILL WIN

1,849

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Daniel Cormier
Much better takedown defense 9.6 vs 7.9 More than 20% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 9.2 vs 8.2 More than 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.5 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Much harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 8.7 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly fast finishes 8.7 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission offense 8.0 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 8.3 Almost the same
Advantages for Dion Staring
Heavier 239 lbs vs 205 lbs More than 15% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Longer reach 192 cm vs 184 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 185 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Staring’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
In 9:33, how much damage will he do? Cormier Staring
Significant Strikes62
Cormier's excellent striking offense will dominate Staring's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 86 Significant Strikes in 9:33
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Cormier's average takedown offense is matched by Staring's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:33
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
Staring on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dion
Staring
In 9:33, how much damage will he do? Staring Cormier
Significant Strikes28
Staring's average striking offense won't be a factor against Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 86 Significant Strikes in 9:33
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Staring's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Cormier's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:33
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Staring is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Staring is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Staring 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 Staring 8.2
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 Staring 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 Staring 7.5
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 Staring 7.6
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 Staring 8.3
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
R2 KOX
R1 SUBX
2,1091,902
2,1331,879
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cormier
legend Staring
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