UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Yakovlev vs Maia

1,948

CageRank

WINNER
Maia

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
71% chance Maia
WILL WIN

2,102

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Demian Maia
Significantly fast finishes 8.5 vs 7.8 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 9.3 vs 8.6 Around 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Better submission offense 8.1 vs 7.6 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier hands 7.2 vs 6.9 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 9.6 vs 9.2 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Advantages for Alexander Yakovlev
Younger 32 years vs 39 years Around 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Taller 185 cm vs 183 cm Almost the same
Maia on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Yakovlev’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Demian
Maia
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Maia is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Maia has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Maia has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Yakovlev on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Maia’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Alexander
Yakovlev
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Yakovlev is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Yakovlev is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Yakovlev 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 Maia 7.2
fighter Yakovlev 6.9
Great knockouts by Maia
Round 1 Jul 07, 2012 vs Hyun Kim
Round 1 May 19, 2007 vs Stout
Round 1 Sep 21, 2001 vs Sosa

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Maia 8.1
fighter Yakovlev 7.6
Great submissions by Maia
Round 1 Oct 13, 2012 vs Story
Round 1 Feb 21, 2009 vs Sonnen
Round 2 Apr 19, 2008 vs Herman

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Maia 8.5
fighter Yakovlev 7.8
Fast finishes by Maia
150 seconds Oct 13, 2012 vs Story
47 seconds Jul 07, 2012 vs Hyun Kim
157 seconds Feb 21, 2009 vs Sonnen
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Maia
legend Yakovlev
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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