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

2,050

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Volkov

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
67% chance Volkov
WILL WIN

1,926

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Alexander Volkov
Much taller 201 cm vs 180 cm More than 10% taller
Significantly heavier hands 8.9 vs 7.6 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission defense 8.8 vs 7.8 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.1 vs 8.7 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Fast finishes 8.7 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Longer winning streak 6 fights vs 5 fights 20% longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Slightly younger 29 years vs 31 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Blagoy Ivanov
Much better submission offense 8.3 vs 6.4 Around 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier 250 lbs vs 239 lbs Around 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Volkov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ivanov’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
Average
Resistance
Decision
Volkov is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Ivanov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Volkov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Blagoy
Ivanov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Ivanov is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Ivanov has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Ivanov 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 Volkov 8.9
fighter Ivanov 7.6
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 Volkov 6.4
fighter Ivanov 8.3
Great submissions by Ivanov
Round 1 Nov 22, 2013 vs Bell
Round 2 Oct 01, 2011 vs Jensen
Round 1 Oct 09, 2010 vs Zahariev

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Volkov 8.7
fighter Ivanov 8.4
Fast finishes by Volkov
599 seconds Nov 09, 2012 vs Kappke de Queiroz
60 seconds Nov 20, 2011 vs Abdulkerimov
161 seconds Aug 05, 2011 vs Karadjov
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
May 17, 2014Bellator 120
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Volkov
legend Ivanov
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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