UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Taleb vs Strickland

1,818

CageRank

WINNER
Strickland

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
79% chance Strickland
WILL WIN

2,048

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Sean Strickland
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.6 Around 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much better submission offense 7.5 vs 6.5 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly younger 27 years vs 37 years More than 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Stronger jaw 8.7 vs 8.2 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission defense 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.0 vs 8.5 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier hands 8.2 vs 8.0 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Advantages for Nordine Taleb
From what we can tell, Sean Strickland dominates Nordine Taleb in every way.
Strickland on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Taleb’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Sean
Strickland
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Strickland has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Strickland is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Strickland has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Taleb on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Strickland’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Nordine
Taleb
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Taleb is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Taleb is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Taleb is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Strickland 8.2
fighter Taleb 8.0
Great knockouts by Strickland
Round 1 Aug 29, 2013 vs Lagler
Round 1 Feb 07, 2013 vs Albrecht
Round 1 Dec 17, 2011 vs Hunt

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Strickland 7.5
fighter Taleb 6.5
Great submissions by Strickland
Round 1 Nov 25, 2010 vs Hawkey
Round 1 Oct 03, 2009 vs Wheeler
Round 2 Mar 22, 2008 vs Pottett

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Strickland 8.6
fighter Taleb 7.6
Fast finishes by Strickland
299 seconds Aug 29, 2013 vs Lagler
204 seconds Apr 26, 2012 vs Hunt
228 seconds Dec 17, 2011 vs Hunt
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Strickland
legend Taleb
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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