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

1,824

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Whittaker

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
69% chance Whittaker
WILL WIN

1,685

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Robert Whittaker
Significantly heavier hands 7.8 vs 7.1 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 8.5 vs 7.7 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.4 vs 7.7 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission defense 8.4 vs 8.2 Almost the same
Advantages for Shaun Spooner
Significantly better submission offense 7.8 vs 7.3 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Whittaker on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Spooner’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Robert
Whittaker
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Whittaker has a chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Average
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
Spooner on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Whittaker’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Shaun
Spooner
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Spooner is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Spooner is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Spooner is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Whittaker 7.8
fighter Spooner 7.1
Great knockouts by Whittaker
Round 3 May 25, 2013 vs Smith
Round 1 Mar 23, 2012 vs Spooner
Round 2 Dec 09, 2011 vs Bone

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Whittaker 7.3
fighter Spooner 7.8
Great submissions by Spooner
Round 1 Aug 05, 2011 vs Vergers
Round 1 Oct 08, 2010 vs Turkyilmaz
Round 1 Nov 30, 2008 vs Tudori

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Whittaker 7.6
fighter Spooner 8.1
Fast finishes by Spooner
15 seconds Oct 08, 2010 vs Turkyilmaz
600 seconds Jun 11, 2010 vs Brown
210 seconds Nov 30, 2008 vs Tudori
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R1 KOX
R2 SUBX
1,7751,728
1,8181,685
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Whittaker
legend Spooner
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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