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

2,033

CageRank

WINNER
Faber

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
68% chance Faber
WILL WIN

2,161

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Urijah Faber
Much better submission offense 9.5 vs 6.8 Around 40% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 6.7 Around 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission defense 9.8 vs 8.9 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Taller 168 cm vs 163 cm Around 5% taller
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 8.9 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier hands 6.8 vs 6.5 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Jimmie Rivera
Significantly younger 28 years vs 38 years More than 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Faber on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rivera’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Urijah
Faber
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Faber is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Faber has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Faber is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Rivera on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Faber’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 reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Faber 6.8
fighter Rivera 6.5
Great knockouts by Faber
Round 2 Sep 09, 2006 vs Wilson
Round 2 Mar 17, 2006 vs Escovedo
Round 1 Aug 19, 2004 vs Hawkins

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Faber 9.5
fighter Rivera 6.9
Great submissions by Faber
Round 2 Dec 14, 2013 vs McDonald
Round 3 Jan 10, 2010 vs Assuncao
Round 2 Dec 12, 2007 vs Curran

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Faber 8.7
fighter Rivera 6.7
Fast finishes by Faber
502 seconds Dec 14, 2013 vs McDonald
387 seconds Nov 19, 2011 vs Bowles
574 seconds Dec 12, 2007 vs Curran
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 10, 2016UFC 203
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R3 DECX
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Faber
legend Rivera
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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