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CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Dodson vs Makovsky

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WINNER
Makovsky

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BY Decision

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56% chance Makovsky
WILL WIN

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Zach Makovsky
Much stronger takedown offense 9.0 vs 7.8 More than 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much better submission offense 7.6 vs 6.3 More than 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 163 cm vs 160 cm Almost the same
Harder to hit 8.7 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Advantages for John Dodson
Much heavier hands 8.6 vs 6.6 Around 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 8.7 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.2 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly longer reach 168 cm vs 163 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Better submission defense 9.0 vs 8.6 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Makovsky on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Dodson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Zach
Makovsky
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Makovsky Dodson
Significant Strikes59
Makovsky's average striking offense is matched by Dodson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Makovsky's good takedown offense is matched by Dodson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Makovsky is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Makovsky is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Makovsky has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Dodson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Makovsky’s defensive skills
Predictions For
John
Dodson
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Dodson Makovsky
Significant Strikes71
Dodson's good striking offense may be a factor against Makovsky's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Dodson's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Makovsky's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Dodson has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Dodson is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Dodson is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Makovsky 8.3
fighter Dodson 8.7
Great striking by Dodson
28 strikes Oct 19, 2013 vs Montague
33 strikes Oct 05, 2012 vs da Silva
80 strikes May 05, 2012 vs Elliott

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Makovsky 9.0
fighter Dodson 7.8
Great takedowns by Makovsky
5 takedowns Feb 22, 2014 vs Sampo
6 takedowns Dec 14, 2013 vs Jorgensen

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Makovsky 6.6
fighter Dodson 8.6
Great knockouts by Dodson
Round 1 Oct 19, 2013 vs Montague
Round 2 Oct 05, 2012 vs da Silva
Round 1 Dec 03, 2011 vs Dillashaw

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Makovsky 7.6
fighter Dodson 6.3
Great submissions by Makovsky
Round 1 Oct 15, 2011 vs Roberts
Round 3 Apr 03, 2010 vs Rave
Round 2 Jan 23, 2009 vs Robbins

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Makovsky 7.2
fighter Dodson 7.9
Fast finishes by Dodson
253 seconds Oct 19, 2013 vs Montague
575 seconds Oct 05, 2012 vs da Silva
114 seconds Dec 03, 2011 vs Dillashaw
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
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May 23, 2015UFC 187
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legend Makovsky
legend Dodson
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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