UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Dariush vs Barboza

1,771

CageRank

WINNER
Barboza

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
84% chance Barboza
WILL WIN

2,053

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Edson Barboza
Much heavier hands 9.1 vs 7.5 Around 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 8.6 vs 7.5 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.6 vs 7.8 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.4 vs 8.0 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Better takedown defense 8.5 vs 8.3 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Taller 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
Slightly fast finishes 8.6 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Advantages for Beneil Dariush
Much better submission offense 8.1 vs 6.7 More than 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 7.6 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Younger 28 years vs 31 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Longer winning streak 4 fights vs 3 fights Around 35% longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Barboza on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Dariush’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Edson
Barboza
In 6:10, how much damage will he do? Barboza Dariush
Significant Strikes39
Barboza's excellent striking offense will dominate Dariush's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 55 Significant Strikes in 6:10
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Barboza's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Dariush's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 6:10
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Barboza has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Barboza is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Barboza is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Dariush on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Barboza’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Beneil
Dariush
In 6:10, how much damage will he do? Dariush Barboza
Significant Strikes32
Dariush's average striking offense is matched by Barboza's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 55 Significant Strikes in 6:10
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Dariush's average takedown offense is matched by Barboza's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 6:10
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Dariush is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Dariush has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Dariush is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Barboza 9.1
fighter Dariush 8.5
Great striking by Barboza
43 strikes Dec 14, 2013 vs Castillo
26 strikes Jan 19, 2013 vs Martins
47 strikes Jan 14, 2012 vs Etim

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Barboza 9.1
fighter Dariush 7.5
Great knockouts by Barboza
Round 2 Jul 06, 2013 vs Oliveira
Round 1 Jan 19, 2013 vs Martins
Round 3 Jan 14, 2012 vs Etim

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Barboza 6.7
fighter Dariush 8.1
Great submissions by Dariush
Round 1 Jan 15, 2014 vs Brenneman
Round 1 Jan 19, 2013 vs Gray
Round 0 Oct 09, 2010 vs Bejarano

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Barboza 8.7
fighter Dariush 8.5
Fast finishes by Barboza
404 seconds Jul 06, 2013 vs Oliveira
158 seconds Jan 19, 2013 vs Martins
722 seconds Jan 14, 2012 vs Etim
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
March 11, 2017UFC Fight Night 106
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Barboza
legend Dariush
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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