UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Masvidal vs Shakir

2,125

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Masvidal

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
94% chance Masvidal
WILL WIN

1,634

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Jorge Masvidal
Much heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Much better submission defense 9.2 vs 7.3 More than 25% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.8 vs 7.9 Around 25% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Fast finishes 7.6 vs 7.0 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Stronger jaw 9.5 vs 8.8 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 33 years vs 39 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.4 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 180 cm vs 175 cm Around 5% taller
Advantages for Nuri Shakir
From what we can tell, Jorge Masvidal dominates Nuri Shakir in every way.
Masvidal on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Shakir’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Jorge
Masvidal
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Masvidal is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Masvidal is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Masvidal has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Shakir on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Masvidal’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Nuri
Shakir
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Shakir is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Shakir is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Shakir is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Masvidal 7.5
fighter Shakir 7.4
Great knockouts by Masvidal
Round 2 Nov 07, 2009 vs Kitaoka
Round 1 Apr 03, 2009 vs Agallar
Round 1 Sep 28, 2008 vs Schultz

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Masvidal 6.9
fighter Shakir 6.4
Great submissions by Masvidal
Round 2 Jul 27, 2013 vs Chiesa
Round 3 Jun 19, 2009 vs Reynolds

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Masvidal 7.6
fighter Shakir 7.0
Fast finishes by Masvidal
503 seconds Nov 07, 2009 vs Kitaoka
79 seconds Apr 03, 2009 vs Agallar
117 seconds Sep 28, 2008 vs Schultz
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
June 24, 2006AFC 17
team
VS
team
R3 DECX
XDEC
1,7491,897
1,8191,827
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Masvidal
legend Shakir
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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