UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Porter vs Pettis

1,710

CageRank

WINNER
Pettis

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
77% chance Pettis
WILL WIN

1,925

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Sergio Pettis
Puts up a fight 8.8 vs 7.8 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly heavier hands 7.3 vs 6.6 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.5 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 8.2 vs 7.5 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger jaw 8.5 vs 8.1 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Taller 168 cm vs 165 cm Almost the same
Advantages for James Porter
Much heavier 134 lbs vs 125 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission offense 7.7 vs 7.3 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Pettis on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Porter’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Sergio
Pettis
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Pettis is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Pettis has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Pettis has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Porter on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pettis’s defensive skills
Predictions For
James
Porter
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Porter is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Porter has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Porter 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 Pettis 7.3
fighter Porter 6.6
Great knockouts by Pettis
Round 1 Jun 21, 2013 vs Pegg
Round 2 Nov 18, 2011 vs Zelinski
Round 1 Aug 15, 2009 vs Winski

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Pettis 7.3
fighter Porter 7.7
Great submissions by Porter
Round 2 Jan 07, 2012 vs Gainey
Round 1 Apr 16, 2011 vs Shirar
Round 3 Jul 17, 2010 vs Pettit

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Pettis 7.9
fighter Porter 7.5
Fast finishes by Pettis
153 seconds Sep 28, 2013 vs Porter
51 seconds Jun 21, 2013 vs Pegg
232 seconds Jun 16, 2012 vs McKenna
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
XDEC
1,8021,869
1,7621,909
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Pettis
legend Porter
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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