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

2,108

CageRank

WINNER
Kennedy

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
55% chance Kennedy
WILL WIN

2,145

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Tim Kennedy
Much stronger takedown offense 9.0 vs 7.4 More than 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly harder to hit 9.5 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.7 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Luke Rockhold
A lot taller 191 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly fast finishes 9.5 vs 8.5 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly longer reach 196 cm vs 185 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 32 years vs 37 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission offense 8.6 vs 8.2 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier hands 7.9 vs 7.6 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Kennedy on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rockhold’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Tim
Kennedy
In 10:59, how much damage will he do? Kennedy Rockhold
Significant Strikes46
Kennedy's good striking offense is matched by Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 99 Significant Strikes in 10:59
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Kennedy's good takedown offense is matched by Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:59
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kennedy is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Kennedy has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Kennedy is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Rockhold on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kennedy’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Luke
Rockhold
In 10:59, how much damage will he do? Rockhold Kennedy
Significant Strikes42
Rockhold's excellent striking offense is matched by Kennedy's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 99 Significant Strikes in 10:59
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Rockhold's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Kennedy's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:59
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 is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Kennedy 8.8
fighter Rockhold 9.1
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

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Kennedy 9.0
fighter Rockhold 7.4
Great takedowns by Kennedy
5 takedowns Jul 30, 2011 vs Lawler
1 takedown Jun 16, 2010 vs Prangley
3 takedowns Jun 19, 2009 vs Thompson

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Kennedy 7.7
fighter Rockhold 7.9
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 Kennedy 8.2
fighter Rockhold 8.6
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 Kennedy 8.5
fighter Rockhold 9.5
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
R5 DECX
XR2 SUB
1,9882,048
2,0471,989
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Kennedy
legend Rockhold
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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