UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Zikic vs Phillips

1,705

CageRank

WINNER
Phillips

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
67% chance Phillips
WILL WIN

1,829

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for John Phillips
Much heavier hands 8.3 vs 6.7 More than 25% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 7.7 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Younger 33 years vs 41 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for James Zikic
Much better submission defense 9.4 vs 8.0 Around 20% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly better submission offense 7.5 vs 7.0 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 9.0 vs 8.1 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Taller 188 cm vs 180 cm Around 5% taller
Stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Phillips on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Zikic’s defensive skills
Predictions For
John
Phillips
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Phillips has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Phillips is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Phillips is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Zikic on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Phillips’s defensive skills
Predictions For
James
Zikic
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Zikic is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Zikic is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Zikic 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 Phillips 8.4
fighter Zikic 6.7
Great knockouts by Phillips
Round 1 Oct 29, 2011 vs Ewin
Round 1 Sep 25, 2010 vs Zikic
Round 1 Nov 26, 2006 vs Savage

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Phillips 7.0
fighter Zikic 7.5
Great submissions by Zikic
Round 1 Feb 27, 2011 vs Punshon
Round 3 May 10, 2008 vs Glunder
Round 1 Feb 02, 1999 vs Jhun

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Phillips 8.6
fighter Zikic 7.8
Fast finishes by Phillips
424 seconds Jul 21, 2012 vs Fields
56 seconds Oct 29, 2011 vs Ewin
94 seconds Sep 25, 2010 vs Zikic
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 25, 2010BAMMA 4
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
R1 SUBX
1,8451,770
1,7841,830
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Phillips
legend Zikic
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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