UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Kukhalashvili vs Safarov

1,541

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WINNER
Safarov

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
76% chance Safarov
WILL WIN

1,740

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Saparbek Safarov
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.7 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 8.7 vs 7.8 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 8.1 vs 7.1 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better submission defense 7.8 vs 6.9 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger jaw 8.1 vs 7.5 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Giga Kukhalashvili
Better submission offense 7.2 vs 7.0 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 188 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Slightly younger 29 years vs 31 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Safarov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Kukhalashvili’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Saparbek
Safarov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Safarov has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Safarov has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Safarov is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Kukhalashvili on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Safarov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Giga
Kukhalashvili
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Kukhalashvili has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Kukhalashvili has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Kukhalashvili has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Safarov 8.7
fighter Kukhalashvili 7.8
Great knockouts by Safarov
Round 1 Dec 24, 2011 vs Sliusarchuk
Round 1 Apr 01, 2011 vs Mallebranche
Round 1 Nov 20, 2010 vs Mirzakhanov

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Safarov 8.6
fighter Kukhalashvili 7.7
Fast finishes by Safarov
4 seconds Apr 01, 2011 vs Mallebranche
78 seconds Feb 12, 2011 vs Klepikov
49 seconds Nov 20, 2010 vs Mirzakhanov
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Safarov
legend Kukhalashvili
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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