UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sanchez vs Guillard

2,047

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WINNER

WINNER
Sanchez

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
62% chance Sanchez
WILL WIN

1,960

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Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Diego Sanchez
Much stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 7.2 Around 20% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Much better submission offense 7.3 vs 5.7 Around 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better takedown defense 9.2 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 9.9 vs 8.9 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.7 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Taller 178 cm vs 175 cm Almost the same
Longer reach 183 cm vs 180 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Melvin Guillard
Much heavier hands 8.9 vs 7.3 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Much harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.5 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly fast finishes 8.5 vs 7.7 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better striker 9.1 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Sanchez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Guillard’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Diego
Sanchez
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Sanchez Guillard
Significant Strikes56
Sanchez's good striking offense won't be a factor against Guillard's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Sanchez's average takedown offense is matched by Guillard'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
Sanchez is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Sanchez is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Sanchez has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Guillard on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sanchez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Melvin
Guillard
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Guillard Sanchez
Significant Strikes91
Guillard's excellent striking offense will dominate Sanchez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Guillard's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against Sanchez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Guillard has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Guillard is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Guillard 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 Sanchez 8.7
fighter Guillard 9.1
Great striking by Guillard
17 strikes Jul 02, 2011 vs Roller
17 strikes Jan 22, 2011 vs Dunham
73 strikes Sep 25, 2010 vs Stephens

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Sanchez 8.5
fighter Guillard 7.2
Great takedowns by Sanchez
2 takedowns Mar 03, 2013 vs Gomi
1 takedown Mar 03, 2011 vs Kampmann
3 takedowns Aug 17, 2006 vs Parisyan

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Sanchez 7.3
fighter Guillard 8.9
Great knockouts by Guillard
Round 2 Jul 27, 2013 vs Danzig
Round 1 Jul 02, 2011 vs Roller
Round 1 Jan 22, 2011 vs Dunham

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sanchez 7.3
fighter Guillard 5.7
Great submissions by Sanchez
Round 1 Mar 01, 2008 vs Bielkheden
Round 2 Aug 20, 2005 vs Gassaway
Round 1 May 15, 2004 vs Elbe

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Sanchez 7.7
fighter Guillard 8.5
Fast finishes by Guillard
467 seconds Jul 27, 2013 vs Danzig
132 seconds Jul 02, 2011 vs Roller
178 seconds Jan 22, 2011 vs Dunham
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
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