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

2,189

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Emelianenko

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 1

prediction
98% chance Emelianenko
WILL WIN

1,469

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Fedor Emelianenko
Fast finishes 9.5 vs 7.3 Around 30% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission defense 9.3 vs 6.8 Around 40% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.3 vs 6.9 More than 35% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much stronger jaw 9.1 vs 7.3 More than 25% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Much heavier hands 8.5 vs 7.3 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Much better submission offense 8.3 vs 7.3 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Mihail Apostolov
From what we can tell, Fedor Emelianenko dominates Mihail Apostolov in every way.
Emelianenko on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Apostolov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Fedor
Emelianenko
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Emelianenko has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Emelianenko has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Below average
Resistance
Decision
Emelianenko has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Apostolov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Emelianenko’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mihail
Apostolov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Apostolov is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Apostolov is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Apostolov is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Emelianenko 8.5
fighter Apostolov 7.3
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 Apostolov 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 Apostolov 7.3
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
R1 SUBX
R2 SUBX
1,6421,500
1,6731,469
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Emelianenko
legend Apostolov
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