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

2,108

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Rockhold

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
71% chance Rockhold
WILL WIN

1,955

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Luke Rockhold
Much better submission offense 8.6 vs 6.6 Around 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 8.1 More than 15% 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
Significantly better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
A lot taller 191 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Younger 34 years vs 41 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission defense 8.7 vs 8.1 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 8.7 vs 8.5 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Slightly stronger jaw 8.4 vs 8.2 Almost the same
Advantages for Yoel Romero
Significantly heavier hands 9.0 vs 7.9 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger takedown offense 7.9 vs 7.4 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Rockhold on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Romero’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Luke
Rockhold
In 5:58, how much damage will he do? Rockhold Romero
Significant Strikes34
Rockhold's excellent striking offense will dominate Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 54 Significant Strikes in 5:58
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Rockhold's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 5:58
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rockhold has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Rockhold has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Rockhold is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Romero on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rockhold’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yoel
Romero
In 5:58, how much damage will he do? Romero Rockhold
Significant Strikes25
Romero's good striking offense is matched by Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 54 Significant Strikes in 5:58
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Romero's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Rockhold's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 5:58
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Romero has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Romero is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Romero 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 Romero 8.8
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 Romero 9.0
Great knockouts by Romero
Round 3 Jan 15, 2014 vs Brunson
Round 3 Nov 06, 2013 vs Markes
Round 1 Apr 20, 2013 vs Starks

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Rockhold 8.6
fighter Romero 6.6
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 Romero 8.1
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
February 10, 2018UFC 221
team
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team
XR3 KO
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Rockhold
legend Romero
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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