UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Maldonado vs Teixeira

1,903

CageRank

WINNER
Teixeira

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
82% chance Teixeira
WILL WIN

2,168

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Glover Teixeira
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 7.7 Around 25% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission offense 8.0 vs 6.6 More than 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much stronger takedown offense 9.3 vs 7.9 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much heavier hands 9.0 vs 7.8 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Much better takedown defense 9.3 vs 7.9 More than 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 9.0 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 9.1 vs 8.8 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Slightly taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Fabio Maldonado
Heavier 227 lbs vs 205 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Teixeira on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Maldonado’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Glover
Teixeira
In 8:02, how much damage will he do? Teixeira Maldonado
Significant Strikes56
Teixeira's excellent striking offense will dominate Maldonado's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 72 Significant Strikes in 8:02
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Teixeira's excellent takedown offense will dominate Maldonado's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 8:02
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Teixeira has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Teixeira has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Teixeira is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Maldonado on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Teixeira’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Fabio
Maldonado
In 8:02, how much damage will he do? Maldonado Teixeira
Significant Strikes38
Maldonado's good striking offense may be a factor against Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 72 Significant Strikes in 8:02
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Maldonado's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 8:02
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Maldonado is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Maldonado is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Maldonado 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 Teixeira 9.4
fighter Maldonado 8.8
Great striking by Teixeira
14 strikes Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
12 strikes May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
80 strikes Jan 26, 2013 vs Jackson

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Teixeira 9.3
fighter Maldonado 7.9
Great takedowns by Teixeira
1 takedown Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
1 takedown May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
5 takedowns Jan 26, 2013 vs Jackson

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Teixeira 9.0
fighter Maldonado 7.8
Great knockouts by Teixeira
Round 1 Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
Round 2 Oct 13, 2012 vs Maldonado
Round 2 Jul 20, 2011 vs Cruz

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Teixeira 8.0
fighter Maldonado 6.6
Great submissions by Teixeira
Round 1 May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
Round 1 May 26, 2012 vs Kingsbury
Round 1 Nov 27, 2011 vs Rodriguez

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Teixeira 9.5
fighter Maldonado 7.7
Fast finishes by Teixeira
175 seconds Sep 04, 2013 vs Bader
158 seconds May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
118 seconds Nov 27, 2011 vs Rodriguez
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 13, 2012UFC 153
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
XR2 SUB
1,8252,066
1,8052,086
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Teixeira
legend Maldonado
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