UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Saunders vs Lima

1,981

CageRank

WINNER
Lima

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
78% chance Lima
WILL WIN

2,205

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Douglas Lima
Significantly heavier hands 9.6 vs 8.5 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly stronger jaw 9.6 vs 8.4 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 9.1 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 29 years vs 33 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Ben Saunders
Taller 191 cm vs 185 cm Around 5% taller
Lima on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Saunders’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Douglas
Lima
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Lima has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Lima is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Lima is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Saunders on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lima’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ben
Saunders
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Saunders has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Saunders is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Saunders is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Lima 9.6
fighter Saunders 8.5
Great knockouts by Lima
Round 2 Sep 20, 2013 vs Saunders
Round 1 Feb 21, 2013 vs Baker
Round 2 Nov 12, 2011 vs Saunders

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Lima 7.5
fighter Saunders 7.5
Great submissions by Lima
Round 3 Nov 12, 2010 vs Juarez
Round 2 Sep 10, 2010 vs Ford
Round 1 Jul 14, 2007 vs Nuno

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Lima 8.9
fighter Saunders 8.4
Fast finishes by Lima
573 seconds Sep 20, 2013 vs Saunders
154 seconds Feb 21, 2013 vs Baker
381 seconds Nov 12, 2011 vs Saunders
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 20, 2013Bellator 100
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
XR1 KO
2,0152,123
1,9802,158
November 12, 2011Bellator 57
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
XR1 KO
1,9752,060
1,9372,098
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Lima
legend Saunders
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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