UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Ivanov vs Mehmen

1,926

CageRank

WINNER
Mehmen

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
51% chance Mehmen
WILL WIN

1,934

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Derrick Mehmen
A lot taller 191 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly better submission defense 8.7 vs 7.8 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 9.1 vs 8.7 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.3 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Blagoy Ivanov
Much better submission offense 8.3 vs 6.4 Around 30% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.4 vs 7.8 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Heavier 250 lbs vs 236 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly younger 31 years vs 33 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Mehmen on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ivanov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Derrick
Mehmen
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Mehmen is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Mehmen is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Mehmen has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Ivanov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Mehmen’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Blagoy
Ivanov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Ivanov is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Ivanov has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Ivanov 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 Mehmen 7.8
fighter Ivanov 7.6
Great knockouts by Mehmen
Round 2 Sep 14, 2013 vs Gracie
Round 1 May 15, 2010 vs Richards
Round 1 Nov 07, 2009 vs Poling

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Mehmen 6.4
fighter Ivanov 8.3
Great submissions by Ivanov
Round 1 Nov 22, 2013 vs Bell
Round 2 Oct 01, 2011 vs Jensen
Round 1 Oct 09, 2010 vs Zahariev

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Mehmen 7.8
fighter Ivanov 8.4
Fast finishes by Ivanov
813 seconds Dec 24, 2011 vs Rodriguez
178 seconds Mar 26, 2011 vs Penn
213 seconds Oct 09, 2010 vs Zahariev
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 17, 2015WSOF 24
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Mehmen
legend Ivanov
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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