UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Davis vs Merit

1,260

CageRank

WINNER
Merit

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 1

prediction
79% chance Merit
WILL WIN

1,491

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Joe Merit
Fast finishes 7.6 vs 6.3 More than 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission defense 8.0 vs 6.3 More than 25% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Much heavier hands 7.4 vs 6.3 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 7.9 vs 6.3 More than 25% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better submission offense 6.3 vs 5.9 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for David Davis
Stronger jaw 8.3 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Merit on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Davis’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Joe
Merit
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Merit is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Merit is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Below average
Resistance
Decision
Merit is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Davis on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Merit’s defensive skills
Predictions For
David
Davis
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Davis is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Davis is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Davis 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 Merit 7.4
fighter Davis 6.3
Great knockouts by Merit
Round 1 Oct 30, 2009 vs Capussela
Round 0 Nov 22, 1997 vs Turner
Round 0 Nov 22, 1997 vs Seifert

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Merit 6.3
fighter Davis 5.9
Great submissions by Merit
Round 1 Sep 09, 2005 vs Tarrh
Round 1 Mar 20, 1999 vs Fordham
Round 2 Oct 28, 1998 vs Chapelow

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Merit 7.6
fighter Davis 6.3
Fast finishes by Merit
209 seconds Oct 30, 2009 vs Capussela
74 seconds Sep 09, 2005 vs Tarrh
103 seconds Mar 20, 1999 vs Fordham
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 26, 2002CC 1 - Halloween Heat
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XSUB
1,3581,512
1,3281,541
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Merit
legend Davis
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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