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

2,168

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Teixeira

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
91% chance Teixeira
WILL WIN

1,765

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Glover Teixeira
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 7.6 Around 25% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 9.0 vs 7.1 More than 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 9.4 vs 8.2 More than 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
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
Significantly better takedown defense 9.3 vs 8.6 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better submission offense 8.0 vs 7.5 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 9.3 Almost the same
Slightly younger 38 years vs 40 years 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Ricco Rodriguez
Much harder to hit 9.5 vs 8.8 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better submission defense 9.6 vs 9.1 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Heavier 225 lbs vs 205 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Taller 193 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% taller
Teixeira on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rodriguez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Glover
Teixeira
In 9:13, how much damage will he do? Teixeira Rodriguez
Significant Strikes44
Teixeira's excellent striking offense is matched by Rodriguez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 83 Significant Strikes in 9:13
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Teixeira's excellent takedown offense will dominate Rodriguez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:13
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
Average
Scoring ability
Rodriguez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Teixeira’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ricco
Rodriguez
In 9:13, how much damage will he do? Rodriguez Teixeira
Significant Strikes32
Rodriguez's average striking offense is matched by Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 83 Significant Strikes in 9:13
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Rodriguez's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:13
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rodriguez is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rodriguez is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Rodriguez 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 Rodriguez 8.2
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 Rodriguez 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 Rodriguez 7.1
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 Rodriguez 7.5
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 Rodriguez 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
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
R1 KOX
2,0051,921
2,0441,883
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Teixeira
legend Rodriguez
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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