UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Waterson vs VanZant

1,800

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Waterson

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
71% chance Waterson
WILL WIN

1,647

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michelle Waterson
Significantly better submission offense 8.2 vs 7.6 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger jaw 8.2 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.3 vs 7.9 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Paige VanZant
Younger 23 years vs 31 years More than 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Slightly taller 163 cm vs 160 cm Almost the same
Waterson on the attack Our prediction about how she’ll perform against VanZant’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michelle
Waterson
If she wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Waterson is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Waterson has a very good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Waterson is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
VanZant on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Waterson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Paige
VanZant
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
VanZant is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
VanZant is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
VanZant 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 Waterson 6.8
fighter VanZant 6.8
Great knockouts by VanZant
Round 2 Aug 27, 2016 vs Rawlings
Round 3 Nov 22, 2014 vs Curran

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Waterson 8.2
fighter VanZant 7.6
Great submissions by Waterson
Round 4 Apr 05, 2013 vs Penne
Round 1 Jan 21, 2012 vs Rael
Round 1 Sep 15, 2007 vs Cook

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Waterson 8.1
fighter VanZant 7.6
Fast finishes by Waterson
1051 seconds Apr 05, 2013 vs Penne
132 seconds Jan 21, 2012 vs Rael
93 seconds Sep 15, 2007 vs Cook
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
December 17, 2016UFC on Fox 22
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Waterson
legend VanZant
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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