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

1,730

CageRank

WINNER
Sanchez

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
86% chance Sanchez
WILL WIN

2,047

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Diego Sanchez
Much better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.3 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much better takedown defense 9.2 vs 7.9 More than 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Better striker 8.7 vs 8.0 Around 10% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Significantly better submission defense 9.5 vs 8.4 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.9 vs 8.8 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Fast finishes 7.7 vs 7.4 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Stronger jaw 9.3 vs 9.1 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Stronger takedown offense 8.5 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Slightly younger 35 years vs 37 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Slightly longer reach 183 cm vs 180 cm Almost the same
Advantages for David Bielkheden
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly harder to hit 8.6 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Sanchez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Bielkheden’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Diego
Sanchez
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Sanchez Bielkheden
Significant Strikes76
Sanchez's good striking offense may be a factor against Bielkheden's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns4
Sanchez's average takedown offense is matched by Bielkheden'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 very good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Bielkheden on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sanchez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
David
Bielkheden
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Bielkheden Sanchez
Significant Strikes52
Bielkheden's below average striking offense won't be a factor against Sanchez's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Below average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Bielkheden'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
Bielkheden is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Bielkheden is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Bielkheden 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 Bielkheden 8.0
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 Sanchez 8.5
fighter Bielkheden 8.4
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 Bielkheden 7.3
Great knockouts by Bielkheden
Round 2 May 29, 2010 vs Khamanaev
Round 1 Nov 28, 2009 vs Rasanen
Round 1 Mar 25, 2006 vs Dawson

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Sanchez 7.3
fighter Bielkheden 6.3
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 Bielkheden 7.4
Fast finishes by Sanchez
847 seconds Jun 21, 2008 vs Fioravanti
283 seconds Mar 01, 2008 vs Bielkheden
105 seconds Dec 13, 2006 vs Riggs
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
March 1, 2008UFC 82
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
XDEC
1,7471,976
1,7261,997
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sanchez
legend Bielkheden
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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