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

1,909

CageRank

WINNER
Prazeres

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
64% chance Prazeres
WILL WIN

2,009

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Michel Prazeres
Puts up a fight 9.1 vs 8.4 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Stronger jaw 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Better submission defense 8.9 vs 8.4 More than 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Advantages for Islam Makhachev
Much heavier hands 7.4 vs 6.2 Around 20% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly longer winning streak 7 fights vs 4 fights 75% longer winning streak; has momentum coming into a fight
Younger 26 years vs 34 years Around 25% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Fast finishes 7.8 vs 7.5 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Taller 178 cm vs 173 cm Around 5% taller
Prazeres on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Makhachev’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Michel
Prazeres
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Prazeres is unlikely to win by knockout
Weak
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Prazeres is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Prazeres has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Makhachev on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Prazeres’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
Excellent
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
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Prazeres 6.2
fighter Makhachev 7.4
Great knockouts by Makhachev
Round 1 May 06, 2011 vs Grigoryan
Round 1 Feb 12, 2011 vs Khuchua

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Prazeres 7.5
fighter Makhachev 7.5
Great submissions by Prazeres
Round 1 Mar 31, 2012 vs Leal
Round 2 Sep 12, 2003 vs Santana
Round 1 Mar 21, 2003 vs de Souza Gama

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Prazeres 7.5
fighter Makhachev 7.8
Fast finishes by Makhachev
265 seconds Dec 15, 2011 vs Grigoryan
495 seconds Jul 01, 2011 vs Ibragimov
30 seconds Feb 12, 2011 vs Khuchua
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Prazeres
legend Makhachev
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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