UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Manuwa vs Krylov

1,996

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Manuwa

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
76% chance Manuwa
WILL WIN

1,800

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jimi Manuwa
Much heavier hands 9.9 vs 8.2 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission defense 8.5 vs 7.8 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger takedown offense 8.4 vs 8.1 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Fast finishes 8.8 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better takedown defense 8.3 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Harder to hit 8.6 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Advantages for Nikita Krylov
Significantly younger 24 years vs 37 years More than 35% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Significantly better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.4 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Taller 191 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Manuwa on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Krylov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jimi
Manuwa
In 8:03, how much damage will he do? Manuwa Krylov
Significant Strikes43
Manuwa's good striking offense may be a factor against Krylov's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 73 Significant Strikes in 8:03
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Manuwa's average takedown offense is matched by Krylov's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 8:03
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Manuwa has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Manuwa is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Manuwa is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Krylov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Manuwa’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Nikita
Krylov
In 8:03, how much damage will he do? Krylov Manuwa
Significant Strikes41
Krylov's good striking offense may be a factor against Manuwa's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 73 Significant Strikes in 8:03
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Krylov's average takedown offense is matched by Manuwa's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 4 Takedowns in 8:03
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Krylov has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Krylov is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Krylov is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Manuwa 8.7
fighter Krylov 8.7
Great striking by Manuwa
48 strikes Oct 26, 2013 vs Jimmo
18 strikes Feb 16, 2013 vs Diabate
53 strikes Sep 29, 2012 vs Kingsbury

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Manuwa 8.4
fighter Krylov 8.1
Great takedowns by Manuwa
3 takedowns Feb 16, 2013 vs Diabate

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Manuwa 9.9
fighter Krylov 8.2
Great knockouts by Manuwa
Round 2 Oct 26, 2013 vs Jimmo
Round 1 Feb 16, 2013 vs Diabate
Round 2 Sep 29, 2012 vs Kingsbury

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Manuwa 6.5
fighter Krylov 6.9
Great submissions by Krylov
Round 1 Sep 14, 2012 vs Stepanov
Round 1 Aug 18, 2012 vs Didenko
Round 1 Aug 16, 2012 vs Artemenko

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Manuwa 8.9
fighter Krylov 8.6
Fast finishes by Manuwa
581 seconds Oct 26, 2013 vs Jimmo
300 seconds Feb 16, 2013 vs Diabate
188 seconds Aug 07, 2010 vs Petrescu
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Manuwa
legend Krylov
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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