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

2,108

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Rockhold

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 1

prediction
94% chance Rockhold
WILL WIN

1,622

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Luke Rockhold
Much better submission offense 8.6 vs 6.8 More than 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 7.8 More than 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission defense 8.7 vs 7.7 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.7 vs 7.8 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly stronger jaw 8.4 vs 7.8 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Tony Rubalcava
Heavier hands 8.2 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Rockhold on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rubalcava’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Luke
Rockhold
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rockhold has a chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Rockhold has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Rockhold has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Rubalcava on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rockhold’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Tony
Rubalcava
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rubalcava has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rubalcava is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Rubalcava is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Rockhold 7.9
fighter Rubalcava 8.2
Great knockouts by Rubalcava
Round 2 Feb 16, 2008 vs Morton
Round 1 Nov 06, 2007 vs Rockhold
Round 1 Jul 27, 2007 vs Montgomery

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Rockhold 8.6
fighter Rubalcava 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 Rubalcava 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
XR1 KO
R2 SUBX
1,5591,518
1,5031,574
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Rockhold
legend Rubalcava
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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