UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Yvel vs dos Santos

1,858

CageRank

WINNER
dos Santos

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
79% chance dos Santos
WILL WIN

2,091

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Junior dos Santos
Better striker 9.6 vs 7.8 Around 25% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much better takedown defense 9.0 vs 6.9 More than 30% better at avoiding being taken down
Much heavier hands 9.2 vs 8.4 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 8.7 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Significantly stronger takedown offense 7.7 vs 7.1 Around 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly stronger jaw 9.4 vs 8.8 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 33 years vs 40 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 193 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% taller
Heavier 239 lbs vs 225 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Gilbert Yvel
Fast finishes 8.9 vs 8.6 Almost the same
Better submission offense 7.0 vs 6.9 Almost the same
Better submission defense 8.9 vs 8.7 Almost the same
dos Santos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Yvel’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Junior
dos Santos
In 9:59, how much damage will he do? dos Santos Yvel
Significant Strikes69
dos Santos's excellent striking offense will dominate Yvel's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 90 Significant Strikes in 9:59
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
dos Santos's below average takedown offense may be a factor against Yvel's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:59
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Poor
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
dos Santos has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
dos Santos is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
dos Santos is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Yvel on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against dos Santos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Gilbert
Yvel
In 9:59, how much damage will he do? Yvel dos Santos
Significant Strikes21
Yvel's below average striking offense won't be a factor against dos Santos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 90 Significant Strikes in 9:59
Below average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns0
Yvel's poor takedown offense won't be a factor against dos Santos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 5 Takedowns in 9:59
Poor
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Yvel has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Yvel is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Yvel is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter dos Santos 9.6
fighter Yvel 7.8
Great striking by dos Santos
59 strikes May 26, 2012 vs Mir
8 strikes Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
70 strikes Sep 19, 2009 vs Filipovic

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter dos Santos 7.7
fighter Yvel 7.1
Great takedowns by dos Santos
1 takedown May 25, 2013 vs Hunt
2 takedowns Jun 11, 2011 vs Carwin
1 takedown Aug 07, 2010 vs Nelson

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter dos Santos 9.2
fighter Yvel 8.4
Great knockouts by dos Santos
Round 2 May 26, 2012 vs Mir
Round 1 Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
Round 1 Oct 25, 2008 vs Werdum

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter dos Santos 6.9
fighter Yvel 7.0
Great submissions by Yvel
Round 1 Dec 16, 2011 vs Dantibo
Round 1 Dec 22, 1999 vs Bitsadze
Round 2 Feb 08, 1998 vs Schrijber

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter dos Santos 8.6
fighter Yvel 8.9
Fast finishes by Yvel
130 seconds Jun 27, 2009 vs Rizzo
98 seconds Nov 12, 2006 vs Glunder
793 seconds Apr 20, 2000 vs Tamura
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
January 2, 2010UFC 108
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR1 KO
1,9161,921
1,8671,971
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend dos Santos
legend Yvel
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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