UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Makdessi vs Northcutt

1,878

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Makdessi

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
79% chance Makdessi
WILL WIN

1,650

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for John Makdessi
Much heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.2 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Much stronger jaw 8.7 vs 7.6 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.6 vs 7.6 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.2 vs 7.8 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Sage Northcutt
Much better submission offense 7.4 vs 6.3 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly younger 21 years vs 32 years Around 35% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
A lot taller 183 cm vs 173 cm More than 5% taller
Fast finishes 7.8 vs 7.7 Almost the same
Makdessi on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Northcutt’s defensive skills
Predictions For
John
Makdessi
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Makdessi has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Makdessi is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Makdessi has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Northcutt on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Makdessi’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Sage
Northcutt
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Northcutt is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Northcutt is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Northcutt is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Makdessi 8.3
fighter Northcutt 7.2
Great knockouts by Makdessi
Round 1 Sep 21, 2013 vs Forte
Round 3 Apr 30, 2011 vs Watson
Round 2 Feb 26, 2010 vs Hawkes

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Makdessi 6.3
fighter Northcutt 7.4
Great submissions by Northcutt
Round 1 Jun 26, 2015 vs Duhon
Round 1 Aug 31, 2013 vs Brown
Round 1 Jun 08, 2013 vs Vasquez

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Makdessi 7.7
fighter Northcutt 7.8
Fast finishes by Northcutt
57 seconds Oct 03, 2015 vs Trevino
167 seconds Aug 31, 2013 vs Brown
151 seconds Jun 08, 2013 vs Vasquez
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Makdessi
legend Northcutt
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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