UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Bryant vs McCray

1,735

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Bryant

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
53% chance Bryant
WILL WIN

1,711

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Josh Bryant
Heavier hands 7.3 vs 6.9 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.5 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission offense 7.6 vs 7.3 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better submission defense 8.7 vs 8.3 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Better takedown defense 8.3 vs 8.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Puts up a fight 8.8 vs 8.6 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Kris McCray
Significantly longer reach 193 cm vs 182 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.3 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger takedown offense 8.7 vs 8.3 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better striker 8.3 vs 8.2 Almost the same
Stronger jaw 8.6 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Bryant on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against McCray’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Josh
Bryant
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Bryant McCray
Significant Strikes56
Bryant's average striking offense is matched by McCray's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
Bryant's average takedown offense is matched by McCray's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bryant is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Bryant is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Bryant has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
McCray on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bryant’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Kris
McCray
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? McCray Bryant
Significant Strikes71
McCray's average striking offense is matched by Bryant's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
McCray's average takedown offense is matched by Bryant's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
McCray is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
McCray is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
McCray has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Bryant 7.3
fighter McCray 6.9
Great knockouts by Bryant
Round 2 Sep 21, 2012 vs Carter
Round 2 Nov 06, 2009 vs Valimaki
Round 1 Apr 07, 2007 vs Lopez

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Bryant 7.6
fighter McCray 7.3
Great submissions by Bryant
Round 1 Jun 22, 2012 vs Burrick
Round 1 Jan 19, 2008 vs Curry
Round 1 Aug 18, 2007 vs Thomas

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Bryant 7.9
fighter McCray 7.6
Fast finishes by Bryant
244 seconds Jun 22, 2012 vs Burrick
439 seconds Nov 06, 2009 vs Valimaki
45 seconds Apr 07, 2007 vs Lopez
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Bryant
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Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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