UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Nunes vs Zingano

1,791

CageRank

WINNER
Zingano

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
70% chance Zingano
WILL WIN

1,937

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Cat Zingano
Significantly better submission offense 7.7 vs 6.6 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taller 168 cm vs 165 cm Almost the same
Longer reach 178 cm vs 175 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Amanda Nunes
Significantly better takedown defense 8.8 vs 8.0 Around 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly heavier 136 lbs vs 134 lbs Almost the same
Significantly fast finishes 8.5 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Younger 28 years vs 34 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier hands 8.8 vs 8.5 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Harder to hit 8.6 vs 8.5 Almost the same
Zingano on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Nunes’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Cat
Zingano
In 11:46, how much damage will he do? Zingano Nunes
Significant Strikes52
Zingano's average striking offense is matched by Nunes's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 106 Significant Strikes in 11:46
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Zingano's average takedown offense won't be a factor against Nunes's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:46
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Good
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Zingano has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Zingano is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Zingano is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Nunes on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Zingano’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Amanda
Nunes
In 11:46, how much damage will he do? Nunes Zingano
Significant Strikes63
Nunes's good striking offense may be a factor against Zingano's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 106 Significant Strikes in 11:46
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns3
Nunes's average takedown offense is matched by Zingano's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 11:46
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Nunes has a good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Nunes is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Nunes is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Zingano 8.4
fighter Nunes 8.8
Great striking by Nunes
14 strikes Nov 06, 2013 vs de Randamie
10 strikes Aug 03, 2013 vs Gaff
11 strikes Jan 07, 2011 vs Budd

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Zingano 8.6
fighter Nunes 8.7
Great takedowns by Nunes
1 takedown Nov 06, 2013 vs de Randamie
2 takedowns Aug 03, 2013 vs Gaff

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Zingano 8.5
fighter Nunes 8.8
Great knockouts by Nunes
Round 1 Aug 03, 2013 vs Gaff
Round 2 Feb 25, 2010 vs Gomes
Round 2 Dec 12, 2009 vs Porto

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Zingano 7.7
fighter Nunes 6.6
Great submissions by Zingano
Round 2 Oct 06, 2012 vs Pennington
Round 2 Jan 10, 2009 vs Samaro
Round 1 Apr 11, 2008 vs Macatol

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Zingano 8.0
fighter Nunes 8.5
Fast finishes by Nunes
236 seconds Nov 06, 2013 vs de Randamie
128 seconds Aug 03, 2013 vs Gaff
600 seconds Dec 12, 2009 vs Porto
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
September 27, 2014UFC 178
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Zingano
legend Nunes
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