UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Cobb vs Etim

1,960

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Cobb

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
68% chance Cobb
WILL WIN

1,830

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Brian Cobb
Much stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 7.4 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Heavier hands 6.9 vs 6.6 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Better submission defense 8.9 vs 8.6 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Slightly fast finishes 8.3 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Slightly better submission offense 8.3 vs 8.2 Almost the same
Advantages for Terry Etim
Significantly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Longer reach 185 cm vs 178 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 185 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Better takedown defense 8.2 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Younger 32 years vs 38 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better striker 8.3 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Stronger jaw 8.6 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Cobb on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Etim’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Brian
Cobb
In 12:35, how much damage will he do? Cobb Etim
Significant Strikes41
Cobb's average striking offense is matched by Etim's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 113 Significant Strikes in 12:35
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Cobb's average takedown offense is matched by Etim's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:35
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cobb is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cobb has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cobb is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Etim on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cobb’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Terry
Etim
In 12:35, how much damage will he do? Etim Cobb
Significant Strikes55
Etim's average striking offense is matched by Cobb's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 113 Significant Strikes in 12:35
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Etim's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Cobb's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:35
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Etim is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Etim has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Etim 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 Cobb 8.1
fighter Etim 8.3
Great striking by Etim
17 strikes Nov 14, 2009 vs Gugerty
19 strikes Feb 21, 2009 vs Cobb
69 strikes Oct 18, 2008 vs Stout

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cobb 6.9
fighter Etim 6.6
Great knockouts by Cobb
Round 1 Jun 10, 2011 vs Fickett
Round 3 Aug 18, 2007 vs Togashi
Round 2 Mar 13, 2005 vs Elisonda

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cobb 8.3
fighter Etim 8.2
Great submissions by Cobb
Round 2 May 20, 2011 vs Martinez
Round 2 Jan 22, 2009 vs Wipf
Round 1 May 20, 2007 vs Bias

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cobb 8.3
fighter Etim 8.1
Fast finishes by Cobb
284 seconds Jun 10, 2011 vs Fickett
521 seconds May 20, 2011 vs Martinez
200 seconds May 20, 2007 vs Bias
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
February 21, 2009UFC 95
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
R1 SUBX
1,9361,830
1,8721,894
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cobb
legend Etim
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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