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

2,176

CageRank

WINNER
Nurmagomedov

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
52% chance Nurmagomedov
WILL WIN

2,192

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Khabib Nurmagomedov
Much longer winning streak 25 fights vs 4 fights 6.2x longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Fast finishes 8.4 vs 8.1 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Younger 29 years vs 33 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission defense 9.0 vs 8.7 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Ben Askren
Heavier hands 7.9 vs 7.7 Almost the same
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Puts up a fight 9.3 vs 9.1 Almost the same
Nurmagomedov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Askren’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 is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Nurmagomedov has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Askren on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Nurmagomedov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ben
Askren
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Askren is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Askren is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Askren has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
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 Askren 7.9
Great knockouts by Askren
Round 4 Jul 31, 2013 vs Koreshkov
Round 3 Jan 24, 2013 vs Amoussou
Round 1 Feb 07, 2009 vs Flowers

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Nurmagomedov 7.8
fighter Askren 7.8
Great submissions by Askren
Round 1 Apr 15, 2010 vs Thomas
Round 1 Aug 28, 2009 vs Delanoit
Round 1 Apr 25, 2009 vs Harris

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Nurmagomedov 8.4
fighter Askren 8.1
Fast finishes by Nurmagomedov
115 seconds Jan 19, 2013 vs Tavares
728 seconds Jan 20, 2012 vs Shalorus
213 seconds Oct 22, 2011 vs Santos
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Nurmagomedov
legend Askren
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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