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

1,926

CageRank

WINNER
dos Santos

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
72% chance dos Santos
WILL WIN

2,091

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Junior dos Santos
Much heavier hands 9.2 vs 7.6 More than 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Much taller 193 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 9.7 vs 8.7 More than 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 9.4 vs 8.9 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Fast finishes 8.6 vs 8.4 Almost the same
Advantages for Blagoy Ivanov
Much better submission offense 8.3 vs 6.9 More than 20% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier 250 lbs vs 239 lbs Around 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Younger 31 years vs 34 years Around 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
dos Santos on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ivanov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Junior
dos Santos
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
dos Santos has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
dos Santos is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
dos Santos is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Ivanov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against dos Santos’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 dos Santos 9.2
fighter Ivanov 7.6
Great knockouts by dos Santos
Round 2 May 26, 2012 vs Mir
Round 1 Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
Round 1 Oct 25, 2008 vs Werdum

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter dos Santos 6.9
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 dos Santos 8.6
fighter Ivanov 8.4
Fast finishes by dos Santos
484 seconds May 26, 2012 vs Mir
64 seconds Nov 12, 2011 vs Velasquez
81 seconds Oct 25, 2008 vs Werdum
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend dos Santos
legend Ivanov
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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