UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Volkov vs Cormier

2,050

CageRank

WINNER
Cormier

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
74% chance Cormier
WILL WIN

2,234

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Daniel Cormier
Much better submission offense 8.0 vs 6.4 Around 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 9.5 vs 9.1 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.3 vs 9.1 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Alexander Volkov
Much taller 201 cm vs 180 cm More than 10% taller
Significantly younger 30 years vs 39 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Significantly heavier hands 8.9 vs 8.5 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Heavier 239 lbs vs 205 lbs More than 15% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Cormier on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Volkov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Daniel
Cormier
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Cormier has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Cormier has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Cormier is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Volkov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Cormier’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Alexander
Volkov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Volkov has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Volkov is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Volkov is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Cormier 8.5
fighter Volkov 8.9
Great knockouts by Volkov
Round 2 Nov 09, 2012 vs Kappke de Queiroz
Round 1 Nov 20, 2011 vs Abdulkerimov
Round 1 Aug 05, 2011 vs Karadjov

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Cormier 8.0
fighter Volkov 6.4
Great submissions by Cormier
Round 2 Apr 08, 2017 vs Johnson
Round 3 May 24, 2014 vs Henderson
Round 1 Aug 13, 2010 vs Johnson

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Cormier 8.7
fighter Volkov 8.7
Fast finishes by Cormier
542 seconds Jan 12, 2013 vs Staring
236 seconds Sep 10, 2011 vs Silva
62 seconds Aug 21, 2010 vs Riley
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Cormier
legend Volkov
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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