UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Merad vs Thierry Sokoudjou

1,790

CageRank

WINNER

WINNER
Merad

prediction

BY KO ROUND 3

prediction
55% chance Merad
WILL WIN

1,754

CageRank
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Malik Merad
Much taller 196 cm vs 178 cm 10% taller
Significantly better submission offense 7.8 vs 6.6 More than 15% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Significantly stronger jaw 8.9 vs 7.7 Around 15% better at avoiding being knocked out; fewer dangerous concussions
Younger 30 years vs 34 years More than 10% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Advantages for Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Heavier hands 7.5 vs 7.0 More than 5% better at knocking out good defenders
Fast finishes 7.8 vs 7.5 Around 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better submission defense 8.9 vs 8.6 Around 5% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Merad on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Thierry Sokoudjou’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Malik
Merad
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Merad has a reasonable chance to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Average
Jaw
Submission
Merad is unlikely to win by submission
Good
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Merad is unlikely to win by decision
Poor
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Thierry Sokoudjou on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Merad’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Rameau
Thierry Sokoudjou
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Thierry Sokoudjou is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Thierry Sokoudjou is unlikely to win by submission
Below average
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Thierry Sokoudjou is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Merad 7.0
fighter Thierry Sokoudjou 7.5
Great knockouts by Thierry Sokoudjou
Round 2 Mar 19, 2011 vs Blachowicz
Round 1 Apr 08, 2007 vs Arona
Round 1 Feb 24, 2007 vs Rogerio Nogueira

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Merad 7.8
fighter Thierry Sokoudjou 6.6
Great submissions by Merad
Round 1 Mar 16, 2013 vs El Anwar
Round 1 May 14, 2011 vs Kirkegaard
Round 1 Nov 21, 2009 vs Fouda

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Merad 7.5
fighter Thierry Sokoudjou 7.8
Fast finishes by Thierry Sokoudjou
300 seconds May 14, 2010 vs Herman
119 seconds Apr 08, 2007 vs Arona
23 seconds Feb 24, 2007 vs Rogerio Nogueira
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
October 3, 2014Bellator 127
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Merad
legend Thierry Sokoudjou
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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