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

2,033

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Rivera

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
89% chance Rivera
WILL WIN

1,667

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jimmie Rivera
Much stronger jaw 8.7 vs 7.5 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 8.1 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Younger 28 years vs 35 years 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Joel Roberts
Much better submission offense 7.9 vs 6.8 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 7.6 vs 6.7 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Taller 168 cm vs 163 cm Around 5% taller
Heavier 150 lbs vs 134 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly heavier hands 6.6 vs 6.5 Almost the same
Rivera on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Roberts’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
Average
Jaw
Submission
Rivera is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Rivera has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Roberts on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rivera’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Joel
Roberts
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Roberts is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Roberts is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Roberts is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
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 Roberts 6.6
Great knockouts by Roberts
Round 2 Oct 23, 2009 vs Walizer

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Rivera 6.9
fighter Roberts 7.9
Great submissions by Roberts
Round 1 May 19, 2012 vs Cianci
Round 2 Sep 10, 2011 vs Van Artsdalen
Round 2 Mar 26, 2011 vs Heckman

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Rivera 6.7
fighter Roberts 7.6
Fast finishes by Roberts
240 seconds May 19, 2012 vs Cianci
407 seconds Sep 10, 2011 vs Van Artsdalen
432 seconds Mar 26, 2011 vs Heckman
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 14, 2012ROC 42
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
DECX
1,8971,743
1,9261,714
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Rivera
legend Roberts
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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