UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Donovan vs Villante

1,702

CageRank

WINNER
Villante

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
71% chance Villante
WILL WIN

1,854

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Gian Villante
Much stronger jaw 8.6 vs 7.2 More than 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.8 vs 8.0 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Heavier hands 7.9 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Longer reach 193 cm vs 189 cm Almost the same
Younger 32 years vs 36 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Advantages for Cody Donovan
Harder to hit 8.4 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.8 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Villante on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Donovan’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Gian
Villante
In 9:53, how much damage will he do? Villante Donovan
Significant Strikes54
Villante's good striking offense may be a factor against Donovan's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 89 Significant Strikes in 9:53
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Villante's average takedown offense is matched by Donovan's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:53
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Villante has a chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Villante is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Villante is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Donovan on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Villante’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Cody
Donovan
In 9:53, how much damage will he do? Donovan Villante
Significant Strikes62
Donovan's good striking offense may be a factor against Villante's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 89 Significant Strikes in 9:53
Good
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Donovan's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Villante's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:53
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Donovan is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Donovan is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Donovan is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Villante 8.8
fighter Donovan 8.7
Great striking by Villante
43 strikes Nov 16, 2013 vs Donovan
68 strikes May 19, 2012 vs Mehmen
18 strikes Jan 07, 2012 vs Smith

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Villante 8.2
fighter Donovan 8.3
Great takedowns by Donovan
1 takedown Dec 15, 2012 vs Penner

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Villante 7.9
fighter Donovan 7.3
Great knockouts by Villante
Round 2 Nov 16, 2013 vs Donovan
Round 1 Jan 07, 2012 vs Smith
Round 1 Nov 20, 2009 vs Donald Pereira

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Villante 6.8
fighter Donovan 7.4
Great submissions by Donovan
Round 1 Jun 29, 2012 vs Nolan
Round 2 Jan 29, 2011 vs Saccomanno
Round 2 Apr 03, 2010 vs Villanueva

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Villante 8.0
fighter Donovan 7.8
Fast finishes by Villante
382 seconds Nov 16, 2013 vs Donovan
65 seconds Jan 07, 2012 vs Smith
239 seconds Nov 20, 2009 vs Donald Pereira
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
November 16, 2013UFC 167
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
DECX
1,8041,790
1,7521,842
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Villante
legend Donovan
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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