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

2,047

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Sanchez

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
82% chance Sanchez
WILL WIN

1,789

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Diego Sanchez
Much heavier hands 7.3 vs 6.2 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.9 vs 8.5 More than 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.2 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.5 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Ray Elbe
Much better submission offense 8.6 vs 7.3 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.5 vs 7.7 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Taller 188 cm vs 178 cm More than 5% taller
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Sanchez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Elbe’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Diego
Sanchez
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sanchez is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
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
Elbe on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sanchez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ray
Elbe
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Elbe is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Elbe has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Elbe is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Sanchez 7.3
fighter Elbe 6.2
Great knockouts by Sanchez
Round 3 Jun 21, 2008 vs Fioravanti
Round 1 Dec 13, 2006 vs Riggs
Round 1 Apr 09, 2005 vs Florian

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sanchez 7.3
fighter Elbe 8.6
Great submissions by Elbe
Round 1 Jul 23, 2005 vs Liles
Round 1 May 01, 2004 vs Hakes
Round 1 Jul 12, 2003 vs Maldonado

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Sanchez 7.7
fighter Elbe 8.5
Fast finishes by Elbe
134 seconds Jul 15, 2010 vs Fenandes
73 seconds Jul 23, 2005 vs Liles
52 seconds Jul 12, 2003 vs Maldonado
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
May 15, 2004KOTC 36
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
R2 SUBX
1,8031,680
1,8361,647
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sanchez
legend Elbe
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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