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

1,926

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Ivanov

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
72% chance Ivanov
WILL WIN

1,765

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Blagoy Ivanov
Significantly heavier 250 lbs vs 225 lbs More than 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Significantly better submission offense 8.3 vs 7.5 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly fast finishes 8.4 vs 7.6 More than 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Younger 32 years vs 41 years More than 20% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier hands 7.6 vs 7.1 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Advantages for Ricco Rodriguez
Much better submission defense 9.6 vs 7.8 Around 25% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Much taller 193 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Puts up a fight 9.3 vs 8.7 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.2 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Ivanov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Rodriguez’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 has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Average
Scoring ability
Rodriguez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ivanov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ricco
Rodriguez
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Rodriguez is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Rodriguez has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Rodriguez 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 Ivanov 7.6
fighter Rodriguez 7.1
Great knockouts by Ivanov
Round 3 Dec 24, 2011 vs Rodriguez
Round 1 Mar 26, 2011 vs Penn
Round 1 Oct 13, 2007 vs Georgiev

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Ivanov 8.3
fighter Rodriguez 7.5
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 Ivanov 8.4
fighter Rodriguez 7.7
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
team
VS
team
R3 KOX
XDEC
1,7991,899
1,8631,835
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Ivanov
legend Rodriguez
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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