UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Martins vs Taleb

1,393

CageRank

WINNER
Taleb

prediction

BY KO ROUND 2

prediction
92% chance Taleb
WILL WIN

1,818

CageRank

WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Nordine Taleb
Much heavier hands 8.0 vs 6.8 More than 15% better at knocking out good defenders
Much stronger jaw 8.2 vs 6.7 More than 20% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Puts up a fight 8.5 vs 6.9 Around 25% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Fast finishes 7.6 vs 6.9 Around 10% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Significantly better submission defense 8.4 vs 7.6 More than 10% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Taller 185 cm vs 183 cm Almost the same
Advantages for Dean Martins
Heavier 203 lbs vs 169 lbs More than 20% heavier ; harder for lighter weight opponents to control
Better submission offense 6.8 vs 6.5 Around 5% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Taleb on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Martins’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Nordine
Taleb
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Taleb has a very good chance of winning by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Below average
Jaw
Submission
Taleb is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Taleb has a reasonable chance to win by decision
Good
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
Martins on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Taleb’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Dean
Martins
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Martins is unlikely to win by knockout
Below average
Knockout ability
vs
Good
Jaw
Submission
Martins is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Good
Resistance
Decision
Martins is unlikely to win by decision
Below average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Taleb 8.0
fighter Martins 6.8
Great knockouts by Taleb
Round 2 May 04, 2012 vs MacGrath
Round 2 Nov 18, 2011 vs Sell
Round 1 Jun 11, 2011 vs Salgado

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Taleb 6.5
fighter Martins 6.8
Great submissions by Martins
Round 1 Jun 21, 2008 vs Hamilton

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Taleb 7.6
fighter Martins 6.9
Fast finishes by Taleb
450 seconds May 04, 2012 vs MacGrath
353 seconds Nov 18, 2011 vs Sell
112 seconds Oct 01, 2011 vs Boniecki
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
March 20, 2010W-1 MMA 4 - Bad Blood
team
VS
team
XR2 KO
XR2 KO
1,4671,498
1,4211,544
Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Taleb
legend Martins
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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