UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Whittaker vs Romero

1,824

CageRank

WINNER
Romero

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
68% chance Romero
WILL WIN

1,955

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Yoel Romero
Significantly heavier hands 9.0 vs 7.8 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.1 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Longer winning streak 8 fights vs 7 fights Around 15% longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Better striker 8.8 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Robert Whittaker
Much younger 26 years vs 40 years 35% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better takedown defense 8.6 vs 8.1 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.6 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
Better submission defense 8.4 vs 8.1 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger jaw 8.5 vs 8.2 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Romero on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Whittaker’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yoel
Romero
In 11:01, how much damage will he do? Romero Whittaker
Significant Strikes68
Romero's good striking offense may be a factor against Whittaker's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 99 Significant Strikes in 11:01
Good
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Romero's average takedown offense is matched by Whittaker's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:01
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Romero has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Romero is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Romero is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Whittaker on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Romero’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Robert
Whittaker
In 11:01, how much damage will he do? Whittaker Romero
Significant Strikes53
Whittaker's good striking offense may be a factor against Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 99 Significant Strikes in 11:01
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Whittaker's average takedown offense is matched by Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:01
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Whittaker has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Whittaker is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Whittaker 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 Romero 8.8
fighter Whittaker 8.7
Great striking by Romero
60 strikes Jan 15, 2014 vs Brunson
50 strikes Nov 06, 2013 vs Markes
12 strikes Apr 20, 2013 vs Starks

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Romero 7.9
fighter Whittaker 8.0
Great takedowns by Whittaker
1 takedown May 25, 2013 vs Smith

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Romero 9.0
fighter Whittaker 7.8
Great knockouts by Romero
Round 3 Jan 15, 2014 vs Brunson
Round 3 Nov 06, 2013 vs Markes
Round 1 Apr 20, 2013 vs Starks

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Romero 6.6
fighter Whittaker 7.3
Great submissions by Whittaker
Round 2 Aug 26, 2011 vs Nelson
Round 2 Jun 03, 2011 vs Alloway
Round 2 Nov 20, 2009 vs Walsh

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Romero 8.1
fighter Whittaker 7.6
Fast finishes by Romero
803 seconds Jan 15, 2014 vs Brunson
699 seconds Nov 06, 2013 vs Markes
92 seconds Apr 20, 2013 vs Starks
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Romero
legend Whittaker
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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Romero a better striker?! Are you out of your mind? Whittaker is much better at striking.
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