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

2,192

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Werdum

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
94% chance Werdum
WILL WIN

1,705

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Fabricio Werdum
Fast finishes 9.0 vs 7.7 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better takedown defense 9.5 vs 7.8 More than 20% better at avoiding being taken down
Much heavier hands 7.9 vs 6.7 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Much better submission offense 8.5 vs 7.5 Around 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better striker 9.1 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.7 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly heavier 242 lbs vs 184 lbs More than 30% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Puts up a fight 10.0 vs 9.0 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly stronger jaw 9.5 vs 8.8 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Stronger takedown offense 8.6 vs 8.3 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Taller 193 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% taller
Advantages for James Zikic
From what we can tell, Fabricio Werdum dominates James Zikic in every way.
Werdum on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Zikic’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Fabricio
Werdum
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Werdum Zikic
Significant Strikes85
Werdum's excellent striking offense will dominate Zikic's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
Werdum's average takedown offense is matched by Zikic's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
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 chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Zikic on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Werdum’s defensive skills
Predictions For
James
Zikic
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Zikic Werdum
Significant Strikes40
Zikic's average striking offense won't be a factor against Werdum's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Zikic's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Werdum's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Zikic is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Zikic is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Zikic is unlikely to win by decision
Below 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 Zikic 8.3
Great striking by Werdum
32 strikes Jun 08, 2013 vs Nogueira
31 strikes Jun 23, 2012 vs Russow
1 strike Jun 26, 2010 vs Emelianenko

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Werdum 8.6
fighter Zikic 8.3
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 Zikic 6.7
Great knockouts by Werdum
Round 1 Jun 23, 2012 vs Russow
Round 1 Jun 07, 2008 vs Vera
Round 2 Jan 19, 2008 vs Gonzaga

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Werdum 8.5
fighter Zikic 7.5
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 Zikic 7.8
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
September 22, 2002MB 8 - Millennium Brawl 8
team
VS
team
XX
XR2 KO
1,5651,769
1,5911,742
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Werdum
legend Zikic
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