UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Ankalaev vs Craig

1,554

CageRank

WINNER
Craig

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
70% chance Craig
WILL WIN

1,702

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Paul Craig
Much better submission offense 8.6 vs 7.2 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.4 vs 7.3 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 7.9 vs 7.2 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger jaw 7.9 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 7.9 vs 7.3 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Taller 193 cm vs 191 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Magomed Ankalaev
Heavier hands 7.3 vs 6.6 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Craig on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ankalaev’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Paul
Craig
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Craig is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Craig has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Craig is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Ankalaev on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Craig’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Magomed
Ankalaev
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Ankalaev is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Ankalaev is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Ankalaev has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Craig 6.6
fighter Ankalaev 7.4
Great knockouts by Ankalaev
Round 1 May 21, 2017 vs Prado
Round 4 Oct 04, 2016 vs Grishin
Round 1 Apr 09, 2016 vs Marshbanks

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Craig 8.6
fighter Ankalaev 7.2
Great submissions by Craig
Round 1 Nov 11, 2012 vs Metcalfe
Round 1 Oct 06, 2012 vs Bradshaw
Round 1 Jul 21, 2012 vs Sivills

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Craig 8.4
fighter Ankalaev 7.3
Fast finishes by Craig
46 seconds Nov 11, 2012 vs Metcalfe
161 seconds Oct 06, 2012 vs Bradshaw
86 seconds Jul 21, 2012 vs Sivills
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
March 17, 2018UFC Fight Night 127
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Craig
legend Ankalaev
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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