UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Quan vs Melendez

1,448

CageRank

WINNER
Melendez

prediction

BY KO ROUND 1

prediction
99% chance Melendez
WILL WIN

2,243

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Gilbert Melendez
Puts up a fight 9.7 vs 7.2 Around 35% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Much stronger jaw 9.2 vs 7.0 More than 30% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Fast finishes 8.3 vs 7.1 More than 15% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Much heavier hands 8.3 vs 7.2 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Much better submission defense 9.4 vs 7.8 Around 20% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly younger 34 years vs 45 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Heavier 155 lbs vs 144 lbs Around 10% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Slightly taller 175 cm vs 173 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Gary Quan
From what we can tell, Gilbert Melendez dominates Gary Quan in every way.
Melendez on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Quan’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Gilbert
Melendez
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Melendez has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Melendez is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Melendez has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Quan on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Melendez’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Gary
Quan
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Quan is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Quan is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Quan is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Melendez 8.3
fighter Quan 7.2
Great knockouts by Melendez
Round 1 Apr 09, 2011 vs Kawajiri
Round 3 Aug 15, 2009 vs Ishida
Round 2 Oct 10, 2003 vs Palling

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Melendez 6.5
fighter Quan 6.5
Great submissions by Melendez
Round 2 Mar 10, 2006 vs Sarmiento

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Melendez 8.3
fighter Quan 7.1
Fast finishes by Melendez
194 seconds Apr 09, 2011 vs Kawajiri
836 seconds Aug 15, 2009 vs Ishida
92 seconds Aug 20, 2005 vs Sato
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 18, 2002WEC 5
team
VS
team
XR1 KO
XR3 SUB
1,5221,593
1,4821,633
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Melendez
legend Quan
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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