UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Diabate vs Latifi

1,806

CageRank

WINNER
Latifi

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
62% chance Latifi
WILL WIN

1,894

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ilir Latifi
Significantly better takedown defense 8.3 vs 7.4 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly younger 33 years vs 43 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Significantly better submission defense 8.6 vs 7.7 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 8.1 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Fast finishes 8.4 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Heavier hands 7.7 vs 7.3 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission offense 7.7 vs 7.5 Almost the same
Advantages for Cyrille Diabate
Much taller 198 cm vs 173 cm Around 15% taller
Much longer reach 206 cm vs 187 cm More than 10% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Significantly harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger jaw 9.0 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Latifi on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Diabate’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ilir
Latifi
In 9:38, how much damage will he do? Latifi Diabate
Significant Strikes32
Latifi's average striking offense won't be a factor against Diabate's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 87 Significant Strikes in 9:38
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Latifi's average takedown offense may be a factor against Diabate's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:38
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Latifi is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Latifi has a chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Latifi is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Diabate on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Latifi’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Cyrille
Diabate
In 9:38, how much damage will he do? Diabate Latifi
Significant Strikes45
Diabate's average striking offense is matched by Latifi's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 87 Significant Strikes in 9:38
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Diabate's average takedown offense is matched by Latifi's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:38
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Diabate is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Diabate is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Diabate has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Latifi 8.4
fighter Diabate 8.4
Great striking by Diabate
6 strikes Nov 17, 2012 vs Griggs
146 strikes Mar 03, 2011 vs Cantwell
17 strikes May 29, 2010 vs Cane

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Latifi 7.7
fighter Diabate 7.3
Great knockouts by Latifi
Round 1 Jul 18, 2015 vs Stringer
Round 1 Apr 10, 2010 vs Minonzio
Round 2 Oct 25, 2008 vs Mihocka

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Latifi 7.7
fighter Diabate 7.5
Great submissions by Latifi
Round 1 Mar 23, 2012 vs Bogdanov
Round 1 May 22, 2009 vs Krbanjevic
Round 1 Feb 27, 2009 vs Pinho

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Latifi 8.5
fighter Diabate 8.1
Fast finishes by Latifi
269 seconds Apr 10, 2010 vs Minonzio
103 seconds May 22, 2009 vs Krbanjevic
415 seconds Oct 25, 2008 vs Mihocka
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
March 8, 2014UFC Fight Night 37
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Latifi
legend Diabate
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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