UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Byrd vs Phillips

1,653

CageRank

WINNER
Phillips

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
73% chance Phillips
WILL WIN

1,829

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for John Phillips
Much heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.0 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.6 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 8.0 vs 7.4 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.1 vs 7.5 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.5 vs 8.2 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Slightly younger 32 years vs 34 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Slightly taller 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Charles Byrd
Better submission offense 7.3 vs 7.0 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Phillips on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Byrd’s defensive skills
Predictions For
John
Phillips
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Phillips has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Phillips has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Phillips is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Byrd on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Phillips’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Charles
Byrd
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Byrd is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Byrd is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Byrd 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 Phillips 8.4
fighter Byrd 7.0
Great knockouts by Phillips
Round 1 Oct 29, 2011 vs Ewin
Round 1 Sep 25, 2010 vs Zikic
Round 1 Nov 26, 2006 vs Savage

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Phillips 7.0
fighter Byrd 7.3
Great submissions by Byrd
Round 1 Jul 11, 2017 vs Pickett
Round 1 Apr 28, 2012 vs Boyd
Round 1 Jun 10, 2011 vs Vasquez

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Phillips 8.6
fighter Byrd 7.6
Fast finishes by Phillips
424 seconds Jul 21, 2012 vs Fields
56 seconds Oct 29, 2011 vs Ewin
94 seconds Sep 25, 2010 vs Zikic
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Phillips
legend Byrd
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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