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

1,833

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Sanders

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
55% chance Sanders
WILL WIN

1,800

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Luke Sanders
Heavier hands 8.2 vs 7.9 Around 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Better submission offense 6.8 vs 6.6 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Slightly younger 33 years vs 35 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Maximo Blanco
Significantly stronger jaw 8.7 vs 8.0 Around 10% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.3 vs 8.1 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Heavier 144 lbs vs 134 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly taller 173 cm vs 170 cm Almost the same
Sanders on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Blanco’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
Good
Resistance
Decision
Sanders has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Blanco on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Sanders’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Maximo
Blanco
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Blanco has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Blanco is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Blanco 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 Sanders 8.2
fighter Blanco 7.9
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 Sanders 6.8
fighter Blanco 6.6
Great submissions by Sanders
Round 1 Jan 17, 2016 vs Blanco
Round 1 Apr 28, 2011 vs Perdue

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Sanders 7.8
fighter Blanco 7.8
Fast finishes by Sanders
518 seconds Oct 18, 2013 vs Underwood
293 seconds Jun 22, 2012 vs Sanders
67 seconds Apr 28, 2011 vs Perdue
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
January 17, 2016UFC Fight Night 81
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Sanders
legend Blanco
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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