UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Nurmagomedov vs Shamkhalaev

2,192

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Nurmagomedov

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
85% chance Nurmagomedov
WILL WIN

1,886

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Khabib Nurmagomedov
Much better submission offense 7.8 vs 6.1 Around 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Much better submission defense 9.0 vs 7.6 Around 20% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.1 vs 8.3 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Taller 178 cm vs 168 cm More than 5% taller
Younger 28 years vs 33 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier 155 lbs vs 144 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Advantages for Shakhbulat Shamkhalaev
Heavier hands 8.1 vs 7.7 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Nurmagomedov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Shamkhalaev’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Khabib
Nurmagomedov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Nurmagomedov is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Nurmagomedov has a chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Nurmagomedov has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Shamkhalaev on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Nurmagomedov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Shakhbulat
Shamkhalaev
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Shamkhalaev has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Shamkhalaev is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Shamkhalaev 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 Nurmagomedov 7.7
fighter Shamkhalaev 8.1
Great knockouts by Shamkhalaev
Round 2 Feb 21, 2013 vs Martinez
Round 1 Nov 02, 2012 vs Richman
Round 1 Oct 12, 2012 vs Bollinger

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Nurmagomedov 7.8
fighter Shamkhalaev 6.1
Great submissions by Nurmagomedov
Round 3 Jan 20, 2012 vs Shalorus
Round 1 Aug 05, 2011 vs Mamedov
Round 1 Nov 03, 2009 vs Shamkhalaev

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Nurmagomedov 8.4
fighter Shamkhalaev 8.5
Fast finishes by Shamkhalaev
432 seconds Feb 21, 2013 vs Martinez
105 seconds Nov 02, 2012 vs Richman
289 seconds Oct 12, 2012 vs Bollinger
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
DECX
1,7151,593
1,7481,560
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Nurmagomedov
legend Shamkhalaev
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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