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

2,189

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Emelianenko

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
90% chance Emelianenko
WILL WIN

1,801

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Fedor Emelianenko
Much stronger takedown offense 8.0 vs 6.5 More than 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 8.0 Around 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better striker 9.0 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly harder to hit 9.6 vs 9.1 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly better submission offense 8.3 vs 7.3 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger jaw 9.1 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.7 More than 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Longer reach 189 cm vs 185 cm Almost the same
Better submission defense 9.3 vs 9.0 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Slightly younger 40 years vs 42 years Around 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Mirko Filipovic
Taller 188 cm vs 183 cm Around 5% taller
Heavier 233 lbs vs 222 lbs Around 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Emelianenko on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Filipovic’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Fedor
Emelianenko
In 9:35, how much damage will he do? Emelianenko Filipovic
Significant Strikes45
Emelianenko's excellent striking offense will dominate Filipovic's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 86 Significant Strikes in 9:35
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Emelianenko's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Filipovic's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:35
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
Excellent
Scoring ability
Filipovic on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Emelianenko’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mirko
Filipovic
In 9:35, how much damage will he do? Filipovic Emelianenko
Significant Strikes21
Filipovic's average striking offense won't be a factor against Emelianenko's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 86 Significant Strikes in 9:35
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Filipovic's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Emelianenko's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:35
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Filipovic is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Filipovic is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Filipovic 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 Emelianenko 9.0
fighter Filipovic 8.4
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 Filipovic 6.5
Great takedowns by Emelianenko
4 takedowns Aug 28, 2005 vs Filipovic
5 takedowns Dec 31, 2004 vs Nogueira
1 takedown Mar 16, 2003 vs Nogueira

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Emelianenko 8.5
fighter Filipovic 7.7
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 Filipovic 7.3
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 Filipovic 8.0
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
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
R2 SUBX
2,2122,092
2,2452,058
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