UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sadollah vs Hendricks

1,793

CageRank

WINNER
Hendricks

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
94% chance Hendricks
WILL WIN

2,259

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Johny Hendricks
Much heavier hands 8.7 vs 6.7 Around 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 7.4 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much stronger takedown offense 9.1 vs 7.5 More than 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Much better takedown defense 9.0 vs 7.9 Around 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 9.4 vs 8.5 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly better submission defense 9.0 vs 8.2 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.6 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better striker 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Heavier 184 lbs vs 169 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Younger 34 years vs 37 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Amir Sadollah
Much better submission offense 7.7 vs 6.7 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly longer reach 191 cm vs 175 cm Around 10% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 180 cm vs 175 cm Around 5% taller
Hendricks on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sadollah’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Johny
Hendricks
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Hendricks Sadollah
Significant Strikes102
Hendricks's excellent striking offense will dominate Sadollah's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns5
Hendricks's good takedown offense may be a factor against Sadollah's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hendricks has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Hendricks is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Hendricks has a very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Sadollah on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hendricks’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Amir
Sadollah
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Sadollah Hendricks
Significant Strikes65
Sadollah's good striking offense is matched by Hendricks's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Sadollah's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Hendricks'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
Sadollah is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Sadollah is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Sadollah 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 Hendricks 9.2
fighter Sadollah 8.9
Great striking by Hendricks
30 strikes Mar 16, 2013 vs Condit
55 strikes May 05, 2012 vs Koscheck
2 strikes Dec 30, 2011 vs Fitch

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Hendricks 9.1
fighter Sadollah 7.5
Great takedowns by Hendricks
12 takedowns Mar 16, 2013 vs Condit
2 takedowns May 05, 2012 vs Koscheck
1 takedown Aug 06, 2011 vs Pierce

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Hendricks 8.7
fighter Sadollah 6.7
Great knockouts by Hendricks
Round 1 Nov 17, 2012 vs Kampmann
Round 1 Dec 30, 2011 vs Fitch
Round 2 Aug 07, 2010 vs Brenneman

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Hendricks 6.7
fighter Sadollah 7.7
Great submissions by Sadollah
Round 2 Mar 26, 2011 vs Johnson
Round 1 Jun 21, 2008 vs Dollaway
Round 1 Dec 11, 2004 vs Stotz

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Hendricks 8.7
fighter Sadollah 7.5
Fast finishes by Hendricks
46 seconds Nov 17, 2012 vs Kampmann
12 seconds Dec 30, 2011 vs Fitch
340 seconds Aug 07, 2010 vs Brenneman
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
August 8, 2009UFC 101
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR2 KO
1,6261,756
1,5941,788
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Hendricks
legend Sadollah
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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