UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Makhachev vs Johnson

1,909

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Makhachev

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
62% chance Makhachev
WILL WIN

1,826

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Islam Makhachev
Significantly heavier hands 7.4 vs 6.8 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Younger 26 years vs 34 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Stronger jaw 8.4 vs 8.0 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for Kajan Johnson
Significantly better submission offense 8.0 vs 7.5 Around 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.0 vs 7.8 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 8.8 vs 8.4 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.6 vs 8.4 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Slightly taller 180 cm vs 178 cm Almost the same
Makhachev on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Johnson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Islam
Makhachev
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Makhachev is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Makhachev is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Makhachev is unlikely to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Johnson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Makhachev’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Kajan
Johnson
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Johnson is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Johnson has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Johnson 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 Makhachev 7.4
fighter Johnson 6.8
Great knockouts by Makhachev
Round 1 Jan 20, 2018 vs Tibau
Round 1 May 06, 2011 vs Grigoryan
Round 1 Feb 12, 2011 vs Khuchua

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Makhachev 7.5
fighter Johnson 8.0
Great submissions by Johnson
Round 1 Oct 07, 2011 vs Whitson
Round 2 Feb 27, 2009 vs Claveau
Round 1 Nov 08, 2008 vs Guillet

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Makhachev 7.8
fighter Johnson 8.0
Fast finishes by Johnson
232 seconds Oct 07, 2011 vs Whitson
482 seconds Feb 27, 2009 vs Claveau
52 seconds Nov 08, 2008 vs Guillet
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Makhachev
legend Johnson
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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