UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sotiropoulos vs dos Anjos

1,808

CageRank

WINNER
dos Anjos

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
87% chance dos Anjos
WILL WIN

2,132

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Rafael dos Anjos
Much stronger jaw 9.0 vs 7.9 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 8.5 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Younger 33 years vs 40 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier hands 7.0 vs 6.7 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Harder to hit 9.0 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Stronger takedown offense 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.8 Almost the same
Slightly better striker 8.5 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Advantages for George Sotiropoulos
Better submission offense 8.1 vs 7.7 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Better takedown defense 9.3 vs 9.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being taken down
Taller 178 cm vs 175 cm Almost the same
dos Anjos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sotiropoulos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rafael
dos Anjos
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? dos Anjos Sotiropoulos
Significant Strikes61
dos Anjos's average striking offense is matched by Sotiropoulos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
dos Anjos's good takedown offense won't be a factor against Sotiropoulos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Good
Takedown ability
vs
Excellent
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
dos Anjos is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
dos Anjos is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
dos Anjos has a very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Sotiropoulos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against dos Anjos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
George
Sotiropoulos
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Sotiropoulos dos Anjos
Significant Strikes50
Sotiropoulos's average striking offense won't be a factor against dos Anjos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Sotiropoulos's average takedown offense won't be a factor against dos Anjos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sotiropoulos is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Sotiropoulos has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Sotiropoulos is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter dos Anjos 8.5
fighter Sotiropoulos 8.4
Great striking by dos Anjos
39 strikes Aug 28, 2013 vs Cerrone
66 strikes May 18, 2013 vs Dunham
54 strikes Nov 17, 2012 vs Bocek

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter dos Anjos 8.8
fighter Sotiropoulos 8.5
Great takedowns by dos Anjos
2 takedowns Aug 28, 2013 vs Cerrone
4 takedowns Nov 17, 2012 vs Bocek
2 takedowns Apr 10, 2010 vs Etim

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter dos Anjos 7.1
fighter Sotiropoulos 6.7
Great knockouts by dos Anjos
Round 1 Dec 19, 2015 vs Cerrone
Round 1 Jul 02, 2011 vs Sotiropoulos
Round 2 Apr 16, 2005 vs Arinelli

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter dos Anjos 7.7
fighter Sotiropoulos 8.1
Great submissions by Sotiropoulos
Round 2 Nov 20, 2010 vs Lauzon
Round 2 Nov 21, 2009 vs Dent
Round 2 Aug 08, 2009 vs Roop

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter dos Anjos 8.0
fighter Sotiropoulos 7.8
Fast finishes by dos Anjos
100 seconds May 15, 2012 vs Shalorus
59 seconds Jul 02, 2011 vs Sotiropoulos
570 seconds Apr 10, 2010 vs Etim
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
July 2, 2011UFC 132
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
R1 SUBX
1,9891,889
1,9251,953
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend dos Anjos
legend Sotiropoulos
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