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

1,800

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Waterson

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
59% chance Waterson
WILL WIN

1,740

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
Better submission defense 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Puts up a fight 8.3 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Slightly stronger jaw 8.2 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Advantages for Rose Namajunas
Significantly heavier hands 7.4 vs 6.8 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Younger 24 years vs 31 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 165 cm vs 160 cm Around 5% taller
Waterson on the attack Our prediction about how she’ll perform against Namajunas’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
Good
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
Good
Scoring ability
Namajunas on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Waterson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rose
Namajunas
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Namajunas is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Namajunas is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Namajunas 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 Namajunas 7.4
Great knockouts by Namajunas
Round 1 Jun 30, 2012 vs Aniano
Round 1 Aug 07, 2010 vs Pacheco

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Waterson 8.2
fighter Namajunas 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 Namajunas 7.9
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
April 15, 2017UFC on Fox 24
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Waterson
legend Namajunas
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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