UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Cirkunov vs Pauliuk

1,801

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Cirkunov

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 1

prediction
95% chance Cirkunov
WILL WIN

1,292

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Misha Cirkunov
Fast finishes 8.2 vs 6.5 Around 25% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission offense 7.8 vs 6.5 Around 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 8.3 vs 6.2 Around 35% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much stronger jaw 8.2 vs 7.0 Around 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly better submission defense 7.9 vs 6.9 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly heavier hands 7.1 vs 6.5 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Advantages for Shawn Pauliuk
Heavier 222 lbs vs 205 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Cirkunov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pauliuk’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Misha
Cirkunov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cirkunov has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Cirkunov has a chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Cirkunov is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Pauliuk on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cirkunov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Shawn
Pauliuk
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Pauliuk is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Pauliuk is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Pauliuk is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cirkunov 7.1
fighter Pauliuk 6.5
Great knockouts by Cirkunov
Round 1 Aug 23, 2015 vs Jolly
Round 1 Mar 04, 2011 vs Francois
Round 1 Jan 30, 2010 vs Doyle

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cirkunov 7.8
fighter Pauliuk 6.5
Great submissions by Cirkunov
Round 1 Mar 08, 2014 vs Desilets
Round 1 Sep 07, 2013 vs Ganshorn
Round 1 Jul 17, 2010 vs Pauliuk

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cirkunov 8.2
fighter Pauliuk 6.5
Fast finishes by Cirkunov
119 seconds Sep 07, 2013 vs Ganshorn
56 seconds Mar 04, 2011 vs Francois
40 seconds Jan 30, 2010 vs Doyle
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
July 17, 2010AFC 3
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
R2 SUBX
1,5161,373
1,5461,342
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cirkunov
legend Pauliuk
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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