UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Fontes Braga vs Werdum

1,664

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WINNER
Werdum

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
95% chance Werdum
WILL WIN

2,192

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Fabricio Werdum
Much heavier hands 7.9 vs 6.1 Around 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.0 vs 7.5 Around 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission offense 8.5 vs 7.2 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much stronger jaw 9.5 vs 7.9 Around 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Much better takedown defense 9.5 vs 8.2 More than 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 10.0 vs 8.7 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.5 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.6 vs 7.9 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly heavier 242 lbs vs 198 lbs More than 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Taller 193 cm vs 183 cm More than 5% taller
Younger 39 years vs 47 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Advantages for Ebenezer Fontes Braga
From what we can tell, Fabricio Werdum dominates Ebenezer Fontes Braga in every way.
Werdum on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Fontes Braga’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Fabricio
Werdum
In 8:34, how much damage will he do? Werdum Fontes Braga
Significant Strikes42
Werdum's excellent striking offense will dominate Fontes Braga's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 77 Significant Strikes in 8:34
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Werdum's average takedown offense is matched by Fontes Braga's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:34
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Werdum has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Werdum has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Werdum is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Fontes Braga on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Werdum’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ebenezer
Fontes Braga
In 8:34, how much damage will he do? Fontes Braga Werdum
Significant Strikes24
Fontes Braga's average striking offense won't be a factor against Werdum's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 77 Significant Strikes in 8:34
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Fontes Braga's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Werdum's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:34
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Fontes Braga is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Fontes Braga is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Fontes Braga is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Werdum 9.1
fighter Fontes Braga 8.3
Great striking by Werdum
32 strikes Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
31 strikes Jun 23, 2012 vs Russow
1 strike Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Werdum 8.6
fighter Fontes Braga 7.9
Great takedowns by Werdum
1 takedown Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
3 takedowns Nov 07, 2009 vs Silva
1 takedown May 05, 2006 vs Overeem

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Werdum 7.9
fighter Fontes Braga 6.1
Great knockouts by Werdum
Round 1 Jun 23, 2012 vs Russow
Round 1 Jun 07, 2008 vs Vera
Round 2 Jan 19, 2008 vs Gonzaga

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Werdum 8.5
fighter Fontes Braga 7.2
Great submissions by Werdum
Round 2 Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
Round 1 Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko
Round 2 May 05, 2006 vs Overeem

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Werdum 9.0
fighter Fontes Braga 7.5
Fast finishes by Werdum
461 seconds Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
148 seconds Jun 23, 2012 vs Russow
69 seconds Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
R1 SUBX
1,7221,680
1,6661,736
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Werdum
legend Fontes Braga
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