UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - dos Anjos vs Saffiedine

2,132

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
dos Anjos

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
57% chance dos Anjos
WILL WIN

2,085

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Rafael dos Anjos
Much stronger takedown offense 8.8 vs 7.7 Around 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission offense 7.7 vs 7.1 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Heavier hands 7.0 vs 6.7 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.9 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 9.4 Almost the same
Advantages for Tarec Saffiedine
Significantly better striker 8.9 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Stronger jaw 9.2 vs 9.0 Almost the same
Slightly younger 30 years vs 32 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
dos Anjos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Saffiedine’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rafael
dos Anjos
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? dos Anjos Saffiedine
Significant Strikes66
dos Anjos's average striking offense is matched by Saffiedine's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
dos Anjos's good takedown offense is matched by Saffiedine'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
dos Anjos is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
dos Anjos is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
dos Anjos has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Saffiedine on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against dos Anjos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Tarec
Saffiedine
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Saffiedine dos Anjos
Significant Strikes66
Saffiedine's good striking offense is matched by dos Anjos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Saffiedine's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against dos Anjos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Saffiedine is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Saffiedine is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Saffiedine has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter dos Anjos 8.5
fighter Saffiedine 8.9
Great striking by Saffiedine
116 strikes Jan 12, 2013 vs Marquardt
67 strikes Aug 18, 2012 vs Bowling
46 strikes Jan 07, 2012 vs Stinson

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter dos Anjos 8.8
fighter Saffiedine 7.7
Great takedowns by dos Anjos
2 takedowns Aug 28, 2013 vs Cerrone
4 takedowns Nov 17, 2012 vs Bocek
2 takedowns Apr 10, 2010 vs Etim

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter dos Anjos 7.1
fighter Saffiedine 6.7
Great knockouts by dos Anjos
Round 1 Dec 19, 2015 vs Cerrone
Round 1 Jul 02, 2011 vs Sotiropoulos
Round 2 Apr 16, 2005 vs Arinelli

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter dos Anjos 7.7
fighter Saffiedine 7.1
Great submissions by dos Anjos
Round 1 May 15, 2012 vs Shalorus
Round 2 Apr 10, 2010 vs Etim
Round 2 Aug 04, 2007 vs Cherman

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter dos Anjos 8.0
fighter Saffiedine 7.4
Fast finishes by dos Anjos
100 seconds May 15, 2012 vs Shalorus
59 seconds Jul 02, 2011 vs Sotiropoulos
570 seconds Apr 10, 2010 vs Etim
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend dos Anjos
legend Saffiedine
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
comments powered by Disqus