UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Nguyen vs Maharaj

1,720

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Nguyen

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 2

prediction
78% chance Nguyen
WILL WIN

1,499

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ben Nguyen
Much better submission defense 8.6 vs 6.6 Around 30% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly heavier hands 7.8 vs 6.8 Around 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 8.3 vs 7.3 Around 15% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Fast finishes 7.7 vs 7.4 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Advantages for Shantaram Maharaj
Better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.9 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Stronger jaw 8.2 vs 7.8 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Nguyen on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Maharaj’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ben
Nguyen
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Nguyen has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Nguyen has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Below average
Resistance
Decision
Nguyen is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Maharaj on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Nguyen’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Shantaram
Maharaj
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Maharaj is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Maharaj is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Maharaj is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Nguyen 7.8
fighter Maharaj 6.8
Great knockouts by Nguyen
Round 2 Apr 06, 2013 vs Penaloza
Round 2 Apr 21, 2007 vs Holbrook
Round 1 Mar 10, 2007 vs Wisner

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Nguyen 6.9
fighter Maharaj 7.4
Great submissions by Maharaj
Round 2 May 11, 2013 vs Morris
Round 1 Mar 23, 2013 vs Mallet
Round 2 Jul 07, 2012 vs Penaloza

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Nguyen 7.7
fighter Maharaj 7.4
Fast finishes by Nguyen
600 seconds Jul 27, 2013 vs Maharaj
228 seconds Apr 23, 2011 vs Whitney
120 seconds Mar 10, 2007 vs Wisner
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
team
VS
team
R3 SUBX
XR1 KO
1,6201,629
1,6711,577
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Nguyen
legend Maharaj
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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