UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Ngannou vs dos Santos

1,612

CageRank

WINNER
dos Santos

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
94% chance dos Santos
WILL WIN

2,091

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Junior dos Santos
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 7.8 Around 25% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much heavier hands 9.2 vs 7.3 More than 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Much stronger jaw 9.4 vs 7.8 Around 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.7 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission defense 8.7 vs 7.8 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Francis Ngannou
Heavier 258 lbs vs 239 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission offense 7.5 vs 6.9 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Slightly younger 31 years vs 33 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
dos Santos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ngannou’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Junior
dos Santos
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
dos Santos has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
dos Santos is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
dos Santos has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Ngannou on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against dos Santos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Francis
Ngannou
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Ngannou is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Ngannou is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Ngannou 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 dos Santos 9.2
fighter Ngannou 7.4
Great knockouts by dos Santos
Round 2 May 26, 2012 vs Mir
Round 1 Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
Round 1 Oct 25, 2008 vs Werdum

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter dos Santos 6.9
fighter Ngannou 7.5
Great submissions by Ngannou
Round 1 Dec 09, 2016 vs Hamilton
Round 1 Sep 20, 2014 vs Ngeleka
Round 1 Nov 30, 2013 vs Benzina

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter dos Santos 8.6
fighter Ngannou 7.7
Fast finishes by dos Santos
484 seconds May 26, 2012 vs Mir
64 seconds Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
81 seconds Oct 25, 2008 vs Werdum
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend dos Santos
legend Ngannou
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