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

2,047

CageRank

WINNER
Lamas

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
59% chance Lamas
WILL WIN

2,112

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ricardo Lamas
Significantly heavier hands 8.0 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly harder to hit 8.9 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Advantages for Diego Sanchez
Significantly stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.4 More than 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better takedown defense 9.2 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Puts up a fight 9.9 vs 9.1 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better striker 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Better submission defense 9.5 vs 9.1 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 8.3 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Taller 178 cm vs 173 cm Around 5% taller
Heavier 155 lbs vs 144 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly longer reach 183 cm vs 180 cm Almost the same
Lamas on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sanchez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ricardo
Lamas
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Lamas Sanchez
Significant Strikes67
Lamas's average striking offense is matched by Sanchez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Lamas's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Sanchez'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
Lamas is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Lamas is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Lamas has a very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Sanchez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lamas’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Diego
Sanchez
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Sanchez Lamas
Significant Strikes65
Sanchez's good striking offense is matched by Lamas's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Sanchez's average takedown offense is matched by Lamas'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
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Lamas 8.4
fighter Sanchez 8.7
Great striking by Sanchez
65 strikes Mar 03, 2013 vs Gomi
51 strikes Mar 03, 2011 vs Kampmann
66 strikes Aug 17, 2006 vs Parisyan

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Lamas 8.3
fighter Sanchez 8.5
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 Lamas 8.0
fighter Sanchez 7.3
Great knockouts by Lamas
Round 2 Jan 26, 2013 vs Koch
Round 1 Jun 26, 2011 vs Grice
Round 1 Mar 06, 2010 vs Casimir

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Lamas 7.4
fighter Sanchez 7.3
Great submissions by Lamas
Round 2 Nov 12, 2011 vs Swanson
Round 4 Apr 26, 2008 vs Ferry
Round 1 Jan 25, 2008 vs Corry

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Lamas 8.1
fighter Sanchez 7.7
Fast finishes by Lamas
452 seconds Jan 26, 2013 vs Koch
436 seconds Nov 12, 2011 vs Swanson
223 seconds Mar 06, 2010 vs Casimir
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
November 21, 2015UFC Fight Night 78
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Lamas
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