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

2,168

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Teixeira

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
83% chance Teixeira
WILL WIN

1,894

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Glover Teixeira
Better striker 9.4 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much taller 188 cm vs 173 cm Around 10% taller
Significantly heavier hands 9.0 vs 7.7 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly fast finishes 9.5 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly stronger takedown offense 9.3 vs 8.5 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
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 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.8 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Better submission defense 9.1 vs 8.6 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Longer reach 192 cm vs 187 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Better submission offense 8.0 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Ilir Latifi
Younger 35 years vs 39 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Teixeira on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Latifi’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Glover
Teixeira
In 7:03, how much damage will he do? Teixeira Latifi
Significant Strikes48
Teixeira's excellent striking offense will dominate Latifi's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 63 Significant Strikes in 7:03
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Teixeira's excellent takedown offense will dominate Latifi's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:03
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Teixeira has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
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
Latifi on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Teixeira’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ilir
Latifi
In 7:03, how much damage will he do? Latifi Teixeira
Significant Strikes28
Latifi's average striking offense is matched by Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 63 Significant Strikes in 7:03
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Latifi's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Teixeira's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:03
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Latifi is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Latifi is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Latifi 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 Latifi 8.4
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 Latifi 8.6
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 Latifi 7.7
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 Latifi 7.7
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 Latifi 8.5
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 Latifi
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