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

1,713

CageRank

WINNER
Nurmagomedov

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
94% chance Nurmagomedov
WILL WIN

2,192

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Khabib Nurmagomedov
Much heavier hands 7.7 vs 5.9 Around 30% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.1 vs 8.1 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Significantly fast finishes 8.4 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly stronger jaw 8.8 vs 8.2 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 29 years vs 34 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Arymarcel Santos
Heavier 169 lbs vs 155 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission offense 7.9 vs 7.8 Almost the same
Nurmagomedov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Santos’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Khabib
Nurmagomedov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Nurmagomedov has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
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
Santos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Nurmagomedov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Arymarcel
Santos
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Santos is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Santos is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Santos is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
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 Santos 5.9
Great knockouts by Nurmagomedov
Round 1 Jan 19, 2013 vs Tavares
Round 1 Oct 22, 2011 vs Santos
Round 2 Feb 12, 2011 vs Agafonov

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Nurmagomedov 7.8
fighter Santos 7.9
Great submissions by Santos
Round 2 Feb 14, 2010 vs Antonio Santana
Round 1 Apr 19, 2009 vs Cesar Bilik
Round 2 Oct 18, 2007 vs Eduardo Silva dos Santos

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Nurmagomedov 8.4
fighter Santos 7.9
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
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR1 SUB
1,6951,885
1,6701,910
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Nurmagomedov
legend Santos
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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