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

1,844

CageRank

WINNER
Romero

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
66% chance Romero
WILL WIN

1,955

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Yoel Romero
Much heavier hands 9.0 vs 7.4 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 8.8 vs 8.2 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Stronger jaw 8.2 vs 8.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Ronny Markes
Much stronger takedown offense 8.9 vs 7.9 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly younger 30 years vs 41 years More than 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission offense 7.0 vs 6.6 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 185 cm vs 178 cm Around 5% taller
Heavier 209 lbs vs 184 lbs Around 15% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission defense 8.5 vs 8.1 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Longer reach 191 cm vs 185 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Slightly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Romero on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Markes’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Yoel
Romero
In 10:49, how much damage will he do? Romero Markes
Significant Strikes53
Romero's good striking offense may be a factor against Markes's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 97 Significant Strikes in 10:49
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Romero's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Markes's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:49
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Romero has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
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
Excellent
Scoring ability
Markes on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Romero’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ronny
Markes
In 10:49, how much damage will he do? Markes Romero
Significant Strikes40
Markes's average striking offense is matched by Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 97 Significant Strikes in 10:49
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Markes's good takedown offense may be a factor against Romero's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:49
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Markes is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Markes is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Markes is unlikely to win by decision
Good
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 Markes 8.2
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 Markes 8.9
Great takedowns by Markes
2 takedowns Jan 19, 2013 vs Craig
2 takedowns Feb 15, 2012 vs Simpson
6 takedowns Aug 14, 2011 vs Vemola

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Romero 9.0
fighter Markes 7.4
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 Markes 7.0
Great submissions by Markes
Round 3 Jan 23, 2011 vs Carlos da Silva
Round 1 Dec 05, 2009 vs Oliver
Round 1 Nov 12, 2009 vs Andrade

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Romero 8.1
fighter Markes 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
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR3 KO
DECX
2,0101,739
1,9281,821
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Romero
legend Markes
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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