UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Cruz vs Miranda

1,573

CageRank

WINNER
Miranda

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
60% chance Miranda
WILL WIN

1,645

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Vitor Miranda
Fast finishes 8.0 vs 7.2 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission defense 8.1 vs 7.0 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.4 vs 7.5 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better submission offense 6.8 vs 6.3 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger jaw 8.6 vs 8.2 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Marcelo Cruz
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Heavier hands 8.1 vs 7.9 Almost the same
Slightly taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Miranda on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cruz’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Vitor
Miranda
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Miranda has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Miranda is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Miranda is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Cruz on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Miranda’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Marcelo
Cruz
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cruz has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cruz is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Cruz is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Miranda 8.0
fighter Cruz 8.1
Great knockouts by Cruz
Round 2 Sep 17, 2011 vs Coelho
Round 1 Apr 14, 2007 vs Filho
Round 3 Apr 14, 2007 vs Aguiar Amorim

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Miranda 6.8
fighter Cruz 6.3
Great submissions by Miranda
Round 1 Nov 22, 2012 vs Rodrigues
Round 1 Mar 31, 2012 vs Cruz

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Miranda 8.0
fighter Cruz 7.2
Fast finishes by Miranda
38 seconds Aug 10, 2013 vs Paulo Pereira
15 seconds Mar 28, 2009 vs Matos
345 seconds Aug 30, 2008 vs da Silva
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
XR2 KO
1,5061,575
1,4661,615
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Miranda
legend Cruz
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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