UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Emelianenko vs Mir

2,189

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Emelianenko

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
80% chance Emelianenko
WILL WIN

1,948

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Fedor Emelianenko
Much harder to hit 9.6 vs 8.8 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly fast finishes 9.5 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.2 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 9.1 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Puts up a fight 9.3 vs 9.0 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission offense 8.3 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Frank Mir
Much heavier 261 lbs vs 222 lbs Around 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Significantly longer reach 201 cm vs 189 cm More than 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
A lot taller 191 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Younger 39 years vs 42 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Stronger takedown offense 8.1 vs 8.0 Almost the same
Emelianenko on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Mir’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Fedor
Emelianenko
In 8:12, how much damage will he do? Emelianenko Mir
Significant Strikes44
Emelianenko's excellent striking offense will dominate Mir's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 74 Significant Strikes in 8:12
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Emelianenko's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Mir's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:12
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Emelianenko has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Emelianenko has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Emelianenko is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Mir on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Emelianenko’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Frank
Mir
In 8:12, how much damage will he do? Mir Emelianenko
Significant Strikes22
Mir's good striking offense won't be a factor against Emelianenko's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 74 Significant Strikes in 8:12
Good
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Mir's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Emelianenko's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:12
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Mir is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Mir has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Mir is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Emelianenko 9.0
fighter Mir 8.7
Great striking by Emelianenko
50 strikes Aug 28, 2005 vs Filipovic
65 strikes Dec 31, 2004 vs Nogueira
79 strikes Mar 16, 2003 vs Nogueira

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Emelianenko 8.0
fighter Mir 8.1
Great takedowns by Mir
1 takedown Dec 10, 2011 vs Nogueira
6 takedowns May 28, 2011 vs Nelson
1 takedown Dec 27, 2008 vs Nogueira

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Emelianenko 8.5
fighter Mir 7.2
Great knockouts by Emelianenko
Round 2 Nov 07, 2009 vs Rogers
Round 1 Jan 24, 2009 vs Arlovski
Round 1 Nov 24, 2002 vs Herring

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Emelianenko 8.3
fighter Mir 8.1
Great submissions by Emelianenko
Round 1 Jul 19, 2008 vs Sylvia
Round 1 Apr 14, 2007 vs Lindland
Round 2 Oct 21, 2006 vs Coleman

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Emelianenko 9.5
fighter Mir 8.4
Fast finishes by Emelianenko
194 seconds Jan 24, 2009 vs Arlovski
36 seconds Jul 19, 2008 vs Sylvia
178 seconds Apr 14, 2007 vs Lindland
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
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CageRank Before
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April 28, 2018Bellator 198
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