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

1,793

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Sadollah

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
55% chance Sadollah
WILL WIN

1,757

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Amir Sadollah
Much better submission offense 7.7 vs 6.3 More than 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better striker 8.8 vs 8.3 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly longer reach 191 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Taller 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Jorge Lopez
Much stronger takedown offense 8.8 vs 7.5 More than 15% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly heavier hands 7.8 vs 6.7 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly harder to hit 8.6 vs 8.2 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly younger 29 years vs 37 years More than 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.2 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.9 vs 8.5 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Slightly better takedown defense 8.0 vs 7.9 Almost the same
Sadollah on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lopez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Amir
Sadollah
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Sadollah Lopez
Significant Strikes80
Sadollah's good striking offense may be a factor against Lopez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Sadollah's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Lopez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
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 has a very good chance of winning by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Below average
Scoring ability
Lopez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sadollah’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jorge
Lopez
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Lopez Sadollah
Significant Strikes73
Lopez's average striking offense may be a factor against Sadollah's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Below average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns5
Lopez'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
Lopez is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Lopez is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Lopez 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 Sadollah 8.9
fighter Lopez 8.3
Great striking by Sadollah
36 strikes May 15, 2012 vs Lopez
62 strikes Mar 26, 2011 vs Johnson
87 strikes Jan 11, 2010 vs Blackburn

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Sadollah 6.7
fighter Lopez 7.8
Great knockouts by Lopez
Round 2 Aug 05, 2011 vs Marshall
Round 1 Jun 06, 2009 vs Gonzalez
Round 1 May 31, 2008 vs Doss

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sadollah 7.7
fighter Lopez 6.3
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 Sadollah 7.5
fighter Lopez 7.5
Fast finishes by Lopez
600 seconds Aug 05, 2011 vs Marshall
255 seconds May 22, 2010 vs Njokuani
23 seconds May 31, 2008 vs Doss
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
May 15, 2012UFC on Fuel TV 3
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
XDEC
1,7611,853
1,8241,790
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sadollah
legend Lopez
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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