UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Vick vs Nijem

1,732

CageRank

WINNER
Nijem

prediction

BY Decision

prediction
66% chance Nijem
WILL WIN

1,847

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ramsey Nijem
Much better takedown defense 8.6 vs 7.8 More than 10% better at avoiding being taken down
Significantly stronger takedown offense 9.2 vs 8.3 More than 10% stronger at taking people to the ground; can force the fight to the mat
Significantly harder to hit 9.2 vs 8.8 Around 5% better at dodging and blocking powerful blows; endures less damage
Heavier hands 7.6 vs 7.0 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 8.3 vs 7.9 Around 5% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Better submission defense 8.1 vs 7.8 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Stronger jaw 8.1 vs 7.8 Around 5% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Advantages for James Vick
Much taller 191 cm vs 180 cm More than 5% taller
Significantly better submission offense 8.0 vs 6.9 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Fast finishes 8.1 vs 7.7 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Slightly better striker 8.2 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Nijem on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Vick’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ramsey
Nijem
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Nijem Vick
Significant Strikes48
Nijem's average striking offense is matched by Vick's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns6
Nijem's excellent takedown offense will dominate Vick's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Excellent
Takedown ability
vs
Below average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Nijem has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Nijem is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Nijem has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Vick on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Nijem’s defensive skills
Predictions For
James
Vick
In 15:00, how much damage will he do? Vick Nijem
Significant Strikes39
Vick's average striking offense won't be a factor against Nijem's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 135 Significant Strikes in 15:00
Average
Striking
vs
Excellent
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Vick's average takedown offense is matched by Nijem's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 8 Takedowns in 15:00
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Vick is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Vick has a good chance of winning by submission
Excellent
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Vick is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Nijem 9.2
fighter Vick 8.3
Great takedowns by Nijem
5 takedowns Dec 08, 2012 vs Proctor
1 takedown Jun 22, 2012 vs Keith
8 takedowns Oct 29, 2011 vs Downes

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Nijem 7.6
fighter Vick 7.0
Great knockouts by Nijem
Round 1 Feb 08, 2017 vs Lane
Round 1 Jun 22, 2012 vs Keith
Round 2 Apr 09, 2010 vs Uresk

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Nijem 6.9
fighter Vick 8.0
Great submissions by Vick
Round 1 Aug 17, 2013 vs Nijem
Round 1 Jul 23, 2011 vs Taylor
Round 1 Jun 18, 2011 vs Carrillo

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Nijem 7.7
fighter Vick 8.1
Fast finishes by Vick
58 seconds Aug 17, 2013 vs Nijem
116 seconds Jul 23, 2011 vs Taylor
210 seconds Jun 18, 2011 vs Carrillo
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
August 17, 2013UFC Fight Night 26
team
VS
team
R1 SUBX
XDEC
1,6631,801
1,7321,732
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Nijem
legend Vick
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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