UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Volkanovski vs Elkins

1,821

CageRank

WINNER
Elkins

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
72% chance Elkins
WILL WIN

1,986

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Darren Elkins
Significantly better submission defense 8.9 vs 7.9 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Puts up a fight 8.8 vs 8.1 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Taller 178 cm vs 168 cm More than 5% taller
Stronger jaw 8.5 vs 8.0 More than 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Fast finishes 8.0 vs 7.9 Almost the same
Advantages for Alexander Volkanovski
Significantly heavier hands 8.1 vs 7.6 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Significantly better submission offense 7.6 vs 7.1 More than 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Younger 29 years vs 34 years Around 15% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Elkins on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Volkanovski’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Darren
Elkins
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Elkins is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Elkins is unlikely to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Elkins has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Volkanovski on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Elkins’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Alexander
Volkanovski
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Volkanovski has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Excellent
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Volkanovski is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Volkanovski is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Elkins 7.6
fighter Volkanovski 8.2
Great knockouts by Volkanovski
Round 1 Jun 14, 2015 vs Bishop
Round 3 Dec 14, 2013 vs Catubig
Round 4 Apr 06, 2013 vs Zafir

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Elkins 7.1
fighter Volkanovski 7.6
Great submissions by Volkanovski
Round 4 Dec 04, 2015 vs Yachi
Round 1 Jul 26, 2014 vs Bradney
Round 1 Feb 01, 2014 vs Atzori

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Elkins 8.0
fighter Volkanovski 7.9
Fast finishes by Elkins
186 seconds Mar 16, 2013 vs Carvalho
44 seconds Mar 21, 2010 vs Ludwig
115 seconds Aug 24, 2007 vs Tsuboi
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Elkins
legend Volkanovski
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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