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

1,926

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Ivanov

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
65% chance Ivanov
WILL WIN

1,820

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Blagoy Ivanov
Significantly stronger jaw 8.9 vs 7.8 More than 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Significantly younger 31 years vs 41 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Better submission offense 8.3 vs 7.8 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Puts up a fight 8.7 vs 8.1 More than 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Fast finishes 8.4 vs 8.2 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Advantages for Brock Lesnar
A lot taller 191 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Heavier 264 lbs vs 250 lbs More than 5% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission defense 8.2 vs 7.8 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Ivanov on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Lesnar’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Blagoy
Ivanov
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Ivanov has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Ivanov has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Ivanov is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Lesnar on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Ivanov’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Brock
Lesnar
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Lesnar is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Lesnar has a chance to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Lesnar 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 Lesnar 7.7
Great knockouts by Lesnar
Round 2 Jul 11, 2009 vs Mir
Round 2 Nov 15, 2008 vs Couture

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Ivanov 8.3
fighter Lesnar 7.8
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 Lesnar 8.2
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
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Ivanov
legend Lesnar
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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