UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Sanders vs Yahya

1,833

CageRank

WINNER
Yahya

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
65% chance Yahya
WILL WIN

1,937

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Rani Yahya
Much better submission offense 8.4 vs 6.8 Around 25% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly better submission defense 9.2 vs 8.0 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.2 vs 8.1 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.7 vs 8.0 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Fast finishes 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Advantages for Luke Sanders
Much heavier hands 8.2 vs 5.9 Around 40% better at knocking out good defenders
Taller 170 cm vs 168 cm Almost the same
Yahya on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sanders’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rani
Yahya
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Yahya is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Yahya has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Yahya is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Sanders on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Yahya’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Luke
Sanders
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Sanders has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Sanders is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Sanders has a chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Yahya 5.9
fighter Sanders 8.2
Great knockouts by Sanders
Round 2 Oct 18, 2013 vs Underwood
Round 1 Jun 22, 2012 vs Sanders
Round 1 Jan 07, 2011 vs Jarvis

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Yahya 8.4
fighter Sanders 6.8
Great submissions by Yahya
Round 1 Aug 04, 2012 vs Grispi
Round 1 Aug 09, 2009 vs Hosman
Round 1 Nov 05, 2008 vs Maeda

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Yahya 8.3
fighter Sanders 7.8
Fast finishes by Yahya
128 seconds Aug 09, 2009 vs Hosman
67 seconds Apr 05, 2009 vs Wineland
210 seconds Nov 05, 2008 vs Maeda
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Yahya
legend Sanders
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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