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

2,168

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Teixeira

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
73% chance Teixeira
WILL WIN

1,996

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Glover Teixeira
Much better submission offense 8.0 vs 6.4 Around 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much stronger takedown offense 9.3 vs 8.4 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better striker 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better takedown defense 9.3 vs 8.3 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 8.8 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Taller 188 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission defense 9.1 vs 8.5 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Advantages for Jimi Manuwa
Significantly longer reach 202 cm vs 192 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Significantly heavier hands 9.9 vs 9.0 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Teixeira on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Manuwa’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Glover
Teixeira
In 6:57, how much damage will he do? Teixeira Manuwa
Significant Strikes46
Teixeira's excellent striking offense will dominate Manuwa's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 63 Significant Strikes in 6:57
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Teixeira's excellent takedown offense will dominate Manuwa's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:57
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
Manuwa on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Teixeira’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jimi
Manuwa
In 6:57, how much damage will he do? Manuwa Teixeira
Significant Strikes33
Manuwa's good striking offense may be a factor against Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 63 Significant Strikes in 6:57
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Manuwa's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 6:57
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Manuwa has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Manuwa is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Manuwa is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
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 Manuwa 8.7
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 Manuwa 8.4
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 Manuwa 9.9
Great knockouts by Manuwa
Round 2 Oct 26, 2013 vs Jimmo
Round 1 Feb 16, 2013 vs Diabate
Round 2 Sep 29, 2012 vs Kingsbury

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Teixeira 8.0
fighter Manuwa 6.5
Great submissions by Teixeira
Round 1 May 25, 2013 vs Te-Huna
Round 1 May 26, 2012 vs Kingsbury
Round 1 Aug 05, 2011 vs Mendes

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Teixeira 9.5
fighter Manuwa 8.9
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Teixeira
legend Manuwa
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