UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Rockhold vs Bisping

2,108

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Rockhold

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
57% chance Rockhold
WILL WIN

2,057

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Luke Rockhold
Much better submission offense 8.6 vs 6.7 More than 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 8.3 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Younger 33 years vs 38 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Longer reach 196 cm vs 192 cm Almost the same
Taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.4 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better striker 9.5 vs 9.1 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.7 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.7 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.9 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.8 Almost the same
Rockhold on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Luke
Rockhold
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Rockhold Bisping
Significant Strikes73
Rockhold's excellent striking offense will dominate Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Rockhold's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rockhold is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rockhold has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Rockhold has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rockhold’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Bisping Rockhold
Significant Strikes88
Bisping's excellent striking offense will dominate Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Bisping's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Bisping is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Bisping is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Rockhold 9.1
fighter Bisping 9.5
Great striking by Bisping
93 strikes Apr 27, 2013 vs Belcher
102 strikes Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
50 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Rockhold 7.4
fighter Bisping 8.3
Great takedowns by Bisping
3 takedowns Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
3 takedowns Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang
2 takedowns Jun 07, 2008 vs Day

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Rockhold 7.9
fighter Bisping 8.5
Great knockouts by Bisping
Round 3 Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
Round 2 Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
Round 2 Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Rockhold 8.6
fighter Bisping 6.8
Great submissions by Rockhold
Round 1 Nov 06, 2009 vs Taylor
Round 1 Jun 19, 2009 vs Devela
Round 1 Nov 21, 2008 vs Theotikos

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Rockhold 9.5
fighter Bisping 8.3
Fast finishes by Rockhold
151 seconds Jan 15, 2014 vs Philippou
266 seconds Jan 07, 2012 vs Jardine
30 seconds Jun 19, 2009 vs Devela
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
June 4, 2016UFC 199
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XX
00
00
November 7, 2014UFC Fight Night 55
team
VS
team
R2 SUBX
XX
00
00
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Rockhold
legend Bisping
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