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

2,033

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Rivera

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
60% chance Rivera
WILL WIN

1,963

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jimmie Rivera
Longer winning streak 12 fights vs 10 fights 20% longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Better submission offense 6.8 vs 6.5 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Slightly better submission defense 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Thomas Almeida
Much heavier hands 9.5 vs 6.5 More than 45% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.8 vs 6.7 More than 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
A lot taller 170 cm vs 163 cm Around 5% taller
Younger 25 years vs 28 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Rivera on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Almeida’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
Almeida on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rivera’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Thomas
Almeida
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Almeida has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Almeida is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Almeida is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
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 Almeida 9.5
Great knockouts by Almeida
Round 1 Jul 13, 2013 vs Silva
Round 1 Jul 04, 2013 vs Alexandre
Round 1 May 05, 2012 vs Pridonik

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Rivera 6.9
fighter Almeida 6.5
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 Almeida 8.8
Fast finishes by Almeida
271 seconds Dec 06, 2013 vs Pacurariu
166 seconds Jul 13, 2013 vs Silva
81 seconds May 05, 2012 vs Pridonik
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Rivera
legend Almeida
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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