UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Blanchard vs Lima

1,764

CageRank

WINNER
Lima

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
93% chance Lima
WILL WIN

2,205

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Douglas Lima
Much heavier hands 9.6 vs 7.7 More than 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 7.8 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission defense 9.3 vs 8.0 More than 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 8.4 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much stronger jaw 9.6 vs 8.5 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
A lot taller 185 cm vs 173 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly better submission offense 7.5 vs 7.0 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Slightly younger 29 years vs 31 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Charles Blanchard
Heavier 180 lbs vs 169 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Lima on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Blanchard’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Douglas
Lima
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Lima has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Lima is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Lima is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Blanchard on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lima’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Charles
Blanchard
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Blanchard is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Blanchard is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Blanchard is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Lima 9.6
fighter Blanchard 7.7
Great knockouts by Lima
Round 2 Sep 20, 2013 vs Saunders
Round 1 Feb 21, 2013 vs Baker
Round 2 Nov 12, 2011 vs Saunders

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Lima 7.5
fighter Blanchard 7.0
Great submissions by Lima
Round 3 Nov 12, 2010 vs Juarez
Round 2 Sep 10, 2010 vs Ford
Round 1 Jul 14, 2007 vs Nuno

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Lima 8.9
fighter Blanchard 7.9
Fast finishes by Lima
573 seconds Sep 20, 2013 vs Saunders
154 seconds Feb 21, 2013 vs Baker
381 seconds Nov 12, 2011 vs Saunders
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
March 27, 2009KOTC - Invincible
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
XR2 SUB
1,7101,821
1,7761,756
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Lima
legend Blanchard
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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