UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Ramos vs dos Santos

1,466

CageRank

WINNER
dos Santos

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
97% chance dos Santos
WILL WIN

2,091

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Junior dos Santos
Better striker 9.6 vs 8.4 Around 15% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Much heavier hands 9.2 vs 6.9 Around 35% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 6.9 Around 25% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much stronger jaw 9.4 vs 7.5 More than 25% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 7.7 More than 25% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much better takedown defense 9.0 vs 7.7 More than 15% better at avoiding being taken down
Much harder to hit 9.1 vs 8.3 Around 10% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Taller 193 cm vs 188 cm Around 5% taller
Better submission offense 6.9 vs 6.4 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Advantages for Edson Ramos
Significantly heavier 264 lbs vs 239 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Stronger takedown offense 8.3 vs 7.7 More than 5% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
dos Santos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ramos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Junior
dos Santos
In 5:38, how much damage will he do? dos Santos Ramos
Significant Strikes41
dos Santos's excellent striking offense will dominate Ramos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 51 Significant Strikes in 5:38
Excellent
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
dos Santos's below average takedown offense is matched by Ramos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 5:38
Below average
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
dos Santos has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
dos Santos is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
dos Santos has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Ramos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against dos Santos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Edson
Ramos
In 5:38, how much damage will he do? Ramos dos Santos
Significant Strikes18
Ramos's average striking offense won't be a factor against dos Santos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 51 Significant Strikes in 5:38
Average
Striking
vs
Good
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns1
Ramos's average takedown offense won't be a factor against dos Santos's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 3 Takedowns in 5:38
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Ramos is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Ramos is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Ramos is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter dos Santos 9.6
fighter Ramos 8.4
Great striking by dos Santos
59 strikes May 26, 2012 vs Mir
8 strikes Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
70 strikes Sep 19, 2009 vs Filipovic

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter dos Santos 9.2
fighter Ramos 6.9
Great knockouts by dos Santos
Round 2 May 26, 2012 vs Mir
Round 1 Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
Round 1 Oct 25, 2008 vs Werdum

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter dos Santos 6.9
fighter Ramos 6.4
Great submissions by dos Santos
Round 3 Sep 19, 2009 vs Filipovic
Round 1 Dec 09, 2006 vs Maiorino

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter dos Santos 8.6
fighter Ramos 7.0
Fast finishes by dos Santos
484 seconds May 26, 2012 vs Mir
64 seconds Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
81 seconds Oct 25, 2008 vs Werdum
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
April 29, 2007XFC - Brazil
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
R2 KOX
1,6601,572
1,5981,634
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend dos Santos
legend Ramos
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
comments powered by Disqus