UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Njokuani vs Cerrone

1,793

CageRank

WINNER
Cerrone

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
91% chance Cerrone
WILL WIN

2,206

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Donald Cerrone
Much better submission offense 8.7 vs 5.9 More than 45% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 9.2 vs 7.5 More than 20% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better takedown defense 9.0 vs 8.1 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.5 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger takedown offense 8.0 vs 7.5 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 8.9 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better striker 9.0 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 33 years vs 37 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Anthony Njokuani
Significantly harder to hit 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Longer reach 192 cm vs 185 cm Around 5% longer reach; hit opponents from a safer distance
Cerrone on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Njokuani’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Donald
Cerrone
In 8:50, how much damage will he do? Cerrone Njokuani
Significant Strikes47
Cerrone's excellent striking offense will dominate Njokuani's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 80 Significant Strikes in 8:50
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Cerrone's average takedown offense is matched by Njokuani's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:50
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cerrone is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cerrone has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cerrone has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Njokuani on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cerrone’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Anthony
Njokuani
In 8:50, how much damage will he do? Njokuani Cerrone
Significant Strikes50
Njokuani's good striking offense may be a factor against Cerrone's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 80 Significant Strikes in 8:50
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Njokuani's below average takedown offense won't be a factor against Cerrone's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 8:50
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Njokuani is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Njokuani is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Njokuani 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 Cerrone 9.0
fighter Njokuani 8.8
Great striking by Cerrone
4 strikes Aug 11, 2012 vs Guillard
9 strikes Oct 29, 2011 vs Siver
30 strikes Aug 14, 2011 vs Oliveira

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Cerrone 8.0
fighter Njokuani 7.5
Great takedowns by Cerrone
1 takedown Nov 16, 2013 vs Dunham
2 takedowns Dec 16, 2010 vs Horodecki
3 takedowns Sep 30, 2010 vs Varner

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cerrone 8.0
fighter Njokuani 7.9
Great knockouts by Cerrone
Round 1 Jan 25, 2014 vs Martins
Round 1 Aug 11, 2012 vs Guillard
Round 1 Aug 14, 2011 vs Oliveira

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cerrone 8.7
fighter Njokuani 5.9
Great submissions by Cerrone
Round 2 Nov 16, 2013 vs Dunham
Round 1 Oct 29, 2011 vs Siver
Round 2 Dec 16, 2010 vs Horodecki

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cerrone 9.2
fighter Njokuani 7.5
Fast finishes by Cerrone
280 seconds Jan 25, 2014 vs Martins
76 seconds Aug 11, 2012 vs Guillard
142 seconds Oct 29, 2011 vs Siver
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
April 28, 2007ROF 29
team
VS
team
XR1 SUB
DECX
1,7671,717
1,7091,774
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cerrone
legend Njokuani
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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