UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Rakic vs Barroso

1,596

CageRank

WINNER
Barroso

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
81% chance Barroso
WILL WIN

1,853

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Francimar Barroso
Much better submission defense 8.8 vs 7.5 Around 20% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.7 vs 7.6 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly fast finishes 8.2 vs 7.7 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission offense 7.5 vs 7.1 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly stronger jaw 8.4 vs 7.8 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Heavier hands 7.8 vs 7.6 Almost the same
Advantages for Aleksandar Rakic
Significantly younger 25 years vs 37 years More than 30% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
A lot taller 196 cm vs 185 cm More than 5% taller
Barroso on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rakic’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Francimar
Barroso
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Barroso has a chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Barroso has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Barroso is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Rakic on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Barroso’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Aleksandar
Rakic
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rakic is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rakic is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Rakic is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Barroso 7.8
fighter Rakic 7.6
Great knockouts by Barroso
Round 1 Nov 23, 2012 vs Souza
Round 1 Sep 10, 2009 vs Henrique Garcia Rodrigues
Round 1 Feb 15, 2009 vs Paulo de Souza

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Barroso 7.5
fighter Rakic 7.1
Great submissions by Barroso
Round 2 Apr 12, 2013 vs Melo da Silva
Round 3 Jul 24, 2010 vs Quintana
Round 1 Jun 14, 2008 vs Silverio Balby de Araujo

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Barroso 8.2
fighter Rakic 7.7
Fast finishes by Barroso
596 seconds Apr 12, 2013 vs Melo da Silva
288 seconds Mar 28, 2009 vs Oliver
52 seconds Jun 14, 2008 vs Silverio Balby de Araujo
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Barroso
legend Rakic
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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