UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - McGregor vs Siver

2,038

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
McGregor

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
56% chance McGregor
WILL WIN

2,000

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Conor McGregor
Much heavier hands 9.4 vs 7.2 More than 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 9.2 vs 7.7 Around 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 7.3 More than 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly younger 29 years vs 38 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Longer reach 185 cm vs 178 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Heavier 155 lbs vs 144 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission defense 8.7 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Taller 173 cm vs 170 cm Almost the same
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
Advantages for Dennis Siver
Much better submission offense 7.6 vs 6.4 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 8.9 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
McGregor on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Siver’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Conor
McGregor
In 8:10, how much damage will he do? McGregor Siver
Significant Strikes37
McGregor's good striking offense may be a factor against Siver's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 73 Significant Strikes in 8:10
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
McGregor's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Siver's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 8:10
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
McGregor has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
McGregor is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
McGregor is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Siver on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against McGregor’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dennis
Siver
In 8:10, how much damage will he do? Siver McGregor
Significant Strikes47
Siver's good striking offense may be a factor against McGregor's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 73 Significant Strikes in 8:10
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Siver's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against McGregor's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 8:10
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Siver is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Siver is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Siver has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter McGregor 8.6
fighter Siver 8.9
Great striking by Siver
68 strikes Apr 14, 2012 vs Nunes
74 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Sotiropoulos
77 strikes Jun 19, 2010 vs Fisher

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter McGregor 8.5
fighter Siver 7.3
Great takedowns by McGregor
4 takedowns Aug 17, 2013 vs Holloway

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter McGregor 9.4
fighter Siver 7.2
Great knockouts by McGregor
Round 1 Apr 06, 2013 vs Brimage
Round 1 Dec 31, 2012 vs Buchinger
Round 1 Feb 18, 2012 vs O'Keefe

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter McGregor 6.5
fighter Siver 7.6
Great submissions by Siver
Round 1 Nov 13, 2010 vs Winner
Round 1 Jun 13, 2009 vs Hartt
Round 2 Dec 09, 2006 vs Wallhead

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter McGregor 9.2
fighter Siver 7.7
Fast finishes by McGregor
67 seconds Apr 06, 2013 vs Brimage
220 seconds Dec 31, 2012 vs Buchinger
93 seconds Feb 18, 2012 vs O'Keefe
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
January 18, 2015UFC Fight Night 59
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend McGregor
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Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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