UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Rivera vs Dodson

2,033

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Rivera

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
56% chance Rivera
WILL WIN

1,994

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jimmie Rivera
Better submission offense 6.8 vs 6.3 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Younger 29 years vs 33 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 163 cm vs 160 cm Almost the same
Advantages for John Dodson
Much heavier hands 8.6 vs 6.5 More than 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 6.7 Around 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Rivera on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Dodson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jimmie
Rivera
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rivera is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rivera is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Rivera has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Dodson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rivera’s defensive skills
Predictions For
John
Dodson
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Dodson has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Dodson is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Dodson is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Rivera 6.5
fighter Dodson 8.6
Great knockouts by Dodson
Round 1 Oct 19, 2013 vs Montague
Round 2 Oct 05, 2012 vs da Silva
Round 1 Dec 03, 2011 vs Dillashaw

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Rivera 6.9
fighter Dodson 6.3
Great submissions by Rivera
Round 2 Feb 20, 2009 vs Venice
Round 2 Feb 09, 2008 vs Cozze
Round 3 Dec 28, 2007 vs Main

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Rivera 6.7
fighter Dodson 7.9
Fast finishes by Dodson
253 seconds Oct 19, 2013 vs Montague
575 seconds Oct 05, 2012 vs da Silva
114 seconds Dec 03, 2011 vs Dillashaw
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Rivera
legend Dodson
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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