UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Palhares vs Amirov

2,100

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Palhares

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 1

prediction
98% chance Palhares
WILL WIN

1,450

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Rousimar Palhares
Fast finishes 9.6 vs 7.3 More than 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission offense 9.7 vs 7.2 Around 35% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much better submission defense 9.3 vs 6.8 More than 35% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.0 vs 7.0 Around 30% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much stronger jaw 8.3 vs 7.3 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly heavier 169 lbs vs 125 lbs More than 35% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Shamil Amirov
Much heavier hands 7.3 vs 6.3 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Palhares on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Amirov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rousimar
Palhares
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Palhares is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Palhares has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Below average
Resistance
Decision
Palhares is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Amirov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Palhares’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Shamil
Amirov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Amirov is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Amirov is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Amirov is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Palhares 9.7
fighter Amirov 7.2
Great submissions by Palhares
Round 1 Oct 09, 2013 vs Pierce
Round 1 Mar 27, 2010 vs Drwal
Round 2 Dec 12, 2009 vs Linhares

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Palhares 9.6
fighter Amirov 7.3
Fast finishes by Palhares
31 seconds Oct 09, 2013 vs Pierce
404 seconds Mar 03, 2011 vs Branch
45 seconds Mar 27, 2010 vs Drwal
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Palhares
legend Amirov
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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