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

2,108

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Rockhold

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
83% chance Rockhold
WILL WIN

1,838

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Luke Rockhold
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 7.8 More than 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission offense 8.6 vs 7.6 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
A lot taller 191 cm vs 175 cm Around 10% taller
Significantly heavier hands 7.9 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly longer reach 196 cm vs 183 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Slightly younger 32 years vs 34 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Paul Bradley
Much 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
Better submission defense 9.3 vs 8.7 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Rockhold on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bradley’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Luke
Rockhold
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Rockhold Bradley
Significant Strikes94
Rockhold's excellent striking offense will dominate Bradley's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Rockhold's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Bradley's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
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
Bradley on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rockhold’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Paul
Bradley
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Bradley Rockhold
Significant Strikes48
Bradley's average striking offense won't be a factor against Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Bradley'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
Bradley is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Bradley is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Bradley 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 Rockhold 9.1
fighter Bradley 8.3
Great striking by Rockhold
12 strikes Jan 15, 2014 vs Philippou
60 strikes Jul 14, 2012 vs Kennedy
97 strikes Sep 10, 2011 vs Souza

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Rockhold 7.9
fighter Bradley 7.4
Great knockouts by Rockhold
Round 1 Jan 15, 2014 vs Philippou
Round 1 Jan 07, 2012 vs Jardine
Round 1 Feb 26, 2010 vs Bradley

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Rockhold 8.6
fighter Bradley 7.6
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 Bradley 7.8
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
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
XDEC
1,8081,883
1,8691,822
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Rockhold
legend Bradley
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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