UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Benavidez vs Makovsky

2,082

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Benavidez

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
57% chance Benavidez
WILL WIN

2,033

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Joseph Benavidez
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.2 Around 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 8.1 vs 6.6 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Better striker 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much better takedown defense 9.4 vs 8.3 Around 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better submission offense 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.6 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Younger 33 years vs 35 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.7 Almost the same
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
Stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Benavidez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Makovsky’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Joseph
Benavidez
In 11:00, how much damage will he do? Benavidez Makovsky
Significant Strikes54
Benavidez's good striking offense may be a factor against Makovsky's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 99 Significant Strikes in 11:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Benavidez's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Makovsky's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Benavidez has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Benavidez has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Benavidez is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Makovsky on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Benavidez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Zach
Makovsky
In 11:00, how much damage will he do? Makovsky Benavidez
Significant Strikes38
Makovsky's average striking offense is matched by Benavidez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 99 Significant Strikes in 11:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Makovsky's good takedown offense won't be a factor against Benavidez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
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 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 Benavidez 8.8
fighter Makovsky 8.3
Great striking by Benavidez
20 strikes Sep 04, 2013 vs da Silva
17 strikes Nov 11, 2010 vs Fabiano
15 strikes Mar 06, 2010 vs Torres

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Benavidez 7.8
fighter Makovsky 9.0
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 Benavidez 8.1
fighter Makovsky 6.6
Great knockouts by Benavidez
Round 1 Sep 04, 2013 vs da Silva
Round 2 Mar 03, 2012 vs Urushitani
Round 1 Dec 19, 2009 vs Yahya

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Benavidez 8.1
fighter Makovsky 7.6
Great submissions by Benavidez
Round 2 Nov 11, 2010 vs Fabiano
Round 2 Mar 06, 2010 vs Torres
Round 2 Jan 17, 2008 vs Georgianna

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Benavidez 8.6
fighter Makovsky 7.2
Fast finishes by Benavidez
465 seconds Nov 11, 2010 vs Fabiano
477 seconds Mar 06, 2010 vs Torres
95 seconds Dec 19, 2009 vs Yahya
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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CageRank Before
CageRank After
February 6, 2016UFC Fight Night 82
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Benavidez
legend Makovsky
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