UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Lovstad vs Bisping

1,707

CageRank

WINNER
Bisping

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
88% chance Bisping
WILL WIN

2,057

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michael Bisping
Better striker 9.5 vs 8.1 More than 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.1 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 7.8 Around 25% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much better submission defense 9.4 vs 7.6 More than 20% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Much harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Slightly fast finishes 8.3 vs 8.2 Almost the same
Advantages for Jakob Lovstad
Much better submission offense 7.8 vs 6.7 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier 205 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly taller 191 cm vs 188 cm Almost the same
Bisping on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lovstad’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michael
Bisping
In 7:30, how much damage will he do? Bisping Lovstad
Significant Strikes55
Bisping's excellent striking offense will dominate Lovstad's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 67 Significant Strikes in 7:30
Excellent
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Bisping's average takedown offense is matched by Lovstad's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:30
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Bisping has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Bisping is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Bisping is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Lovstad on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bisping’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jakob
Lovstad
In 7:30, how much damage will he do? Lovstad Bisping
Significant Strikes21
Lovstad's average striking offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 67 Significant Strikes in 7:30
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Lovstad's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Bisping's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 7:30
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Lovstad is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Lovstad is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Lovstad is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Bisping 9.5
fighter Lovstad 8.1
Great striking by Bisping
93 strikes Apr 27, 2013 vs Belcher
102 strikes Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
50 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Bisping 8.5
fighter Lovstad 7.1
Great knockouts by Bisping
Round 3 Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
Round 2 Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
Round 2 Nov 14, 2009 vs Kang

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Bisping 6.8
fighter Lovstad 7.8
Great submissions by Lovstad
Round 2 Dec 08, 2007 vs Valtonen
Round 3 Mar 25, 2006 vs Cesar Nogueira
Round 1 Mar 12, 2005 vs Valentin

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Bisping 8.3
fighter Lovstad 8.2
Fast finishes by Bisping
814 seconds Dec 03, 2011 vs Miller
414 seconds Feb 27, 2011 vs Rivera
222 seconds Jun 07, 2008 vs Day
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 1, 2005CWFC - Strike Force 3
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
XR2 KO
1,7271,791
1,6861,832
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Bisping
legend Lovstad
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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