UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - dos Santos vs Hunt

2,091

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
dos Santos

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
68% chance dos Santos
WILL WIN

1,958

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Junior dos Santos
Better striker 9.6 vs 8.6 More than 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much taller 193 cm vs 178 cm Around 10% taller
Significantly fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.8 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission defense 8.7 vs 7.9 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly younger 33 years vs 43 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 8.9 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier hands 9.2 vs 8.6 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Stronger jaw 9.4 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.8 Almost the same
Better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.6 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Mark Hunt
Significantly heavier 261 lbs vs 239 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Stronger takedown offense 8.2 vs 7.7 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
dos Santos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Hunt’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Junior
dos Santos
In 10:49, how much damage will he do? dos Santos Hunt
Significant Strikes65
dos Santos's excellent striking offense will dominate Hunt's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 97 Significant Strikes in 10:49
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
dos Santos's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Hunt's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:49
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
dos Santos has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
dos Santos is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
dos Santos is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Hunt on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against dos Santos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Mark
Hunt
In 10:49, how much damage will he do? Hunt dos Santos
Significant Strikes41
Hunt's good striking offense is matched by dos Santos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 97 Significant Strikes in 10:49
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Hunt's average takedown offense won't be a factor against dos Santos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:49
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Hunt has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Hunt is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Hunt is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter dos Santos 9.6
fighter Hunt 8.6
Great striking by dos Santos
59 strikes May 26, 2012 vs Mir
8 strikes Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
70 strikes Sep 19, 2009 vs Filipovic

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter dos Santos 7.7
fighter Hunt 8.2
Great takedowns by Hunt
1 takedown Mar 03, 2013 vs Struve
2 takedowns Sep 24, 2011 vs Rothwell
1 takedown May 05, 2006 vs Kosaka

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter dos Santos 9.2
fighter Hunt 8.6
Great knockouts by dos Santos
Round 2 May 26, 2012 vs Mir
Round 1 Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
Round 1 Oct 25, 2008 vs Werdum

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter dos Santos 6.9
fighter Hunt 6.6
Great submissions by dos Santos
Round 3 Sep 19, 2009 vs Filipovic
Round 1 Dec 09, 2006 vs Maiorino

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter dos Santos 8.6
fighter Hunt 7.8
Fast finishes by dos Santos
484 seconds May 26, 2012 vs Mir
64 seconds Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
81 seconds Oct 25, 2008 vs Werdum
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
May 25, 2013UFC 160
team
VS
team
R3 KOX
R2 KOX
2,1031,974
2,1351,941
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