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

2,192

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Werdum

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
64% chance Werdum
WILL WIN

2,091

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Fabricio Werdum
Much better submission offense 8.5 vs 6.9 Around 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly stronger takedown offense 8.6 vs 7.7 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Better takedown defense 9.5 vs 9.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.7 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Fast finishes 9.0 vs 8.6 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Harder to hit 9.2 vs 9.1 Almost the same
Puts up a fight 10.0 vs 9.7 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Junior dos Santos
Significantly heavier hands 9.2 vs 7.9 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better striker 9.6 vs 9.1 More than 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 33 years vs 39 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Werdum on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against dos Santos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Fabricio
Werdum
In 12:27, how much damage will he do? Werdum dos Santos
Significant Strikes60
Werdum's excellent striking offense will dominate dos Santos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 112 Significant Strikes in 12:27
Excellent
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Werdum's average takedown offense won't be a factor against dos Santos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:27
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Werdum is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Werdum has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Werdum has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
dos Santos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Werdum’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Junior
dos Santos
In 12:27, how much damage will he do? dos Santos Werdum
Significant Strikes69
dos Santos's excellent striking offense is matched by Werdum's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 112 Significant Strikes in 12:27
Excellent
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
dos Santos's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Werdum's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 7 Takedowns in 12:27
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
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
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
dos Santos 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 Werdum 9.1
fighter dos Santos 9.6
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 Werdum 8.6
fighter dos Santos 7.7
Great takedowns by Werdum
1 takedown Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
3 takedowns Nov 07, 2009 vs Silva
1 takedown May 05, 2006 vs Overeem

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Werdum 7.9
fighter dos Santos 9.2
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 Werdum 8.5
fighter dos Santos 6.9
Great submissions by Werdum
Round 2 Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
Round 1 Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko
Round 2 May 05, 2006 vs Overeem

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Werdum 9.0
fighter dos Santos 8.6
Fast finishes by Werdum
461 seconds Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
148 seconds Jun 23, 2012 vs Russow
69 seconds Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 25, 2008UFC 90
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
R2 SUBX
1,9741,704
1,8911,787
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Werdum
legend dos Santos
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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Don't trust this website its complete BS. It has Ronda Rousey beating Brock Lesnar
If JDS already knocked out Werdum... he can do it again.
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