UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Ruiz vs Simon

1,682

CageRank

WINNER
Simon

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
53% chance Simon
WILL WIN

1,703

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ricky Simon
Younger 26 years vs 31 years More than 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier hands 7.7 vs 7.5 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Advantages for Paul Ruiz
Stronger jaw 8.1 vs 7.8 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.2 vs 7.8 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.1 vs 7.8 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Simon on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ruiz’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ricky
Simon
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Simon has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Simon is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Simon has a chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Ruiz on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Simon’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Paul
Ruiz
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Ruiz has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Ruiz is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Ruiz is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Simon 7.7
fighter Ruiz 7.5
Great knockouts by Simon
Round 1 Jan 24, 2015 vs Mark
Round 1 Apr 19, 2014 vs Ward
Round 1 Jan 18, 2014 vs Eastman

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Simon 6.5
fighter Ruiz 6.5
Great submissions by Ruiz
Round 1 Feb 13, 2015 vs Sperling
Round 1 Oct 22, 2010 vs Baker

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Simon 7.7
fighter Ruiz 7.6
Fast finishes by Simon
55 seconds Jan 24, 2015 vs Mark
49 seconds Apr 19, 2014 vs Ward
94 seconds Jan 18, 2014 vs Eastman
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Simon
legend Ruiz
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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