UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sterling vs Roberts

1,985

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Sterling

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
86% chance Sterling
WILL WIN

1,667

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Aljamain Sterling
Significantly heavier hands 7.3 vs 6.6 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 8.3 vs 7.5 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 28 years vs 36 years More than 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Puts up a fight 8.5 vs 8.1 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission offense 8.1 vs 7.9 Almost the same
Slightly taller 170 cm vs 168 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Joel Roberts
Heavier 150 lbs vs 134 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Sterling on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Roberts’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Aljamain
Sterling
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sterling has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Sterling has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Sterling has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Roberts on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sterling’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Joel
Roberts
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Roberts is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Roberts is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Roberts is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Sterling 7.3
fighter Roberts 6.6
Great knockouts by Sterling
Round 3 Jul 16, 2014 vs Viana
Round 1 Jul 23, 2011 vs Chmielski

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sterling 8.1
fighter Roberts 7.9
Great submissions by Sterling
Round 1 Nov 02, 2013 vs Roberts
Round 2 Aug 24, 2012 vs Honorio
Round 3 Apr 14, 2012 vs Johnson

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Sterling 7.6
fighter Roberts 7.6
Fast finishes by Sterling
109 seconds Nov 02, 2013 vs Roberts
545 seconds Aug 24, 2012 vs Honorio
731 seconds Apr 14, 2012 vs Johnson
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
November 2, 2013CFFC 30
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
DECX
1,8751,745
1,9071,713
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sterling
legend Roberts
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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